21 November 2007
George Romney (1718-1792)
Studies of Thelassie, the French dancer, reclining
inscribed as title (according to a label attached to the backboard)
pen and brown ink, fragmentary watermark
4¾ x 7½ in. (12.1 x 19 cm.)
with Agnew's, London.
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Romney met Thelassie when he visited Paris in 1791 with his friend and patron, William Hayley. She is supposed to have been his mistress for a time.
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