The Spirit of Romney...

February 1 2011

Image of The Spirit of Romney...

How weird is this? Two related works by George Romney are discovered independently by dealers, and end up in galleries next to each other. [more below]

We (Philip Mould Ltd) recently discovered an early portrait by George Romney (above left). Research identified the sitter as the Rev. William Atkinson. At about the same time Andrew Wyld came across a rare early portrait drawing by Romney (above right). The sitter, however, was unknown. 

Now, Andrew Wyld's gallery is immediately next to ours in Dover Street, London. We hung our portrait in the window about two weeks ago, and as Andrew walked past one night, he was able to identify the sitter in his drawing. 

More on the painting here, and the drawing here.

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