• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    George Romney (Beckside 1734-1802 Kendal)

    A female muse

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Romney (Beckside 1734-1802 Kendal)
    A female muse
    pencil, brush and brown wash
    9¼ x 7½ in. (23.5 x 19.1 cm.)


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    This drawing is thematically similar to Portrait of Miss Wallis as Tragedy and Comedy at Petworth House, West Sussex in that it seems to combine one woman in two guises or attitudes. The figure in pencil at the lower right seems to be the back of a male head watching the scene - and mimicking the viewer.

    We are grateful to Alex Kidson for confirming the attribution and providing additional cataloguing information.

    Pre-Lot Text

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