GEORGE ROMNEY (DALTON-IN-FURNESS, LANCASHIRE 1734-1802 KENDAL, CUMBRIA)
GEORGE ROMNEY (DALTON-IN-FURNESS, LANCASHIRE 1734-1802 KENDAL, CUMBRIA)
GEORGE ROMNEY (DALTON-IN-FURNESS, LANCASHIRE 1734-1802 KENDAL, CUMBRIA)
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GEORGE ROMNEY (DALTON-IN-FURNESS, LANCASHIRE 1734-1802 KENDAL, CUMBRIA)

Portrait of James Cross of Clifton, Bristol (?1739-1791), three-quarter-length, at a table with a landscape beyond

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GEORGE ROMNEY (DALTON-IN-FURNESS, LANCASHIRE 1734-1802 KENDAL, CUMBRIA)
Portrait of James Cross of Clifton, Bristol (?1739-1791), three-quarter-length, at a table with a landscape beyond
oil on canvas
50 ¼ x 40 ¼ in. (127.5 x 102.2 cm.)
Provenance
By descent in the sitter’s family.
Professor Joyce, from whom acquired in 1913 by,
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.
with Arthur Joseph Sulley, London.
with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.
with Arthur Joseph Sulley, London.
with Knoedler & Co., New York, by 1927.
Private collection, New York.
Anonymous sale; Parke-Bernet, New York, 17 February 1944, lot 82.
with Knoedler & Co., New York, where acquired in 1946 by the following,
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, deaccessioned in November 1956, through the following,
with Knoedler & Co., New York.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 17 March 1978, lot 86.
with Elwes & Hanham, London, by 1999.
Private collection, England.
Literature
H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney: a biographical and critical essay, I, 1904, p. 101; II, p. 36.
'A Romney Portrait,' The Bulletin of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, XXXV, 1946, pp. 129-131, illustrated on the cover.
H. Comstock, 'The Connoisseur in America,' The Connoisseur, CXIX, 1947, pp. 108-109, illustrated.
A. Kidson, George Romney: A complete catalogue of his paintings, I, New Haven and London, 2015, pp. 156-157, no. 308, illustrated.
Exhibited
Toronto, Art Gallery of Toronto, A Loan Exhibition of Portraits, 7 October-6 November 1927, no. 103.
Saint Paul, MN, The Minnesota State Fair, 28 August-6 September 1954.

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