George Romney: A Complete Catalogue Of His Paintings by Alex KidsonGeorge Romney: A Complete Catalogue Of His Paintings by Alex Kidson

George Romney: A Complete Catalogue Of His Paintings

byAlex Kidson

Hardcover | September 11, 2015

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This magnificent catalogue, in three volumes and with nearly 2,000 illustrations, will restore George Romney (1734–1802) to his long-overdue position – with his contemporaries Reynolds and Gainsborough – as a master of 18th-century British portrait painting. The product of impressive and thorough research undertaken over the course of 20 years, Alex Kidson asserts Romney’s status as one of the greatest British painters, whose last catalogue raisonné was published over 100 years ago. In more than 1,800 entries, many supported by new photography, Kidson aims to solve longstanding issues of attribution, distinguishing genuine pictures by Romney from works whose traditional attribution to him can no longer be supported. The author’s insights are guided by rich primary source material on Romney—including account books, ledgers, and sketchbooks—as well as secondary sources such as prints after lost works, newspaper reports and reviews, and writings by Romney’s contemporaries.
Alex Kidson is special projects fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and was curator of the 2002 bicentennial exhibition George Romney 1734–1802.
Title:George Romney: A Complete Catalogue Of His PaintingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:960 pages, 12 × 10 × 1 inPublished:September 11, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030020969X

ISBN - 13:9780300209693


Editorial Reviews

“There is no doubting Kidson’s heroic achievement in producing this catalogue, which has been designed and edited to an exceptionally high standard… By his meticulous research and with his fair-minded assessments Kidson has clearly placed Romney back on his pedestal in the pantheon of great British artists of the eighteenth century.”—Stephen Lloyd, Burlington