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      GB/NNAF/P24647
Romney, George (1734-1802) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Portrait painter ; lived at 24 Cavendish Square, London (1773-1798)

Thesaurus
PORTRAITISTS

Relationships
Family relationship with Romney, Peter (1743-1777)
Youngest brother


Archival Resources
Number noted: 48

Allusions to Hayley's Life of, 1804
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 30262 f. 86
Comments: Access by appointment only

Diaries and lists of pictures, 1776-98
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MSS 38081-88
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to G Romney from W Hayley, 1792
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57772 f. 140
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to J Flaxman, senior, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 39781 f. 322
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letter to the 2nd Lord Hardwicke, 1779
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 35350 f. 53
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters to W Hayley, 1794, 1795
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 30805 ff. 4, 6, 8
Comments: Access by appointment only

Mezzotint of J Wesley by W Ward, 1825
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 43696 f. 2
Comments: Access by appointment only

Note to Mr Hill, 1798
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70951 f. 32
Comments: Access by appointment only

Portrait of I Reed engraved after, 1807
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 38728 f. 62 b
Comments: Access by appointment only

Portrait painted by G Romney of E Hamilton, engraved by J Conde, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70948 f. 142
Comments: Access by appointment only

Sketchbook containing 61 leaves with figural compositions, c 1790-1792
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1921,0714.1 ; PRN:PDB24112

Sketchbook containing figure studies and compositions, 18th C
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1896,0511.30.1-43 ; PRN:PDB24064

Sketchbook of landscapes, figure studies etc., c 1780
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1978,1216.13.1-21 ; PRN:PDB29788

Artistic papers including sketchbooks, notebooks, receipt and frame books, travel Journal and miscellaneous papers,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: HMC visit, JRS 1992
Comments: Access by appointment only

Bound sketchbooks,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: Upstone, Robert (1993) Sketchbooks of the Romantics p.189

Manuscript frame book containing accounts between Romney, Eade and Saunders, 1782-1784
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Manuscript frame book, c1775-1781
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Manuscript frame books (2), 1783-1793
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Manuscript receipt book, 1779-1784
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Manuscript receipt book, 1779-1796
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Manuscript writings, sketchbooks and letters,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Document reference: General Series; Hayley Collection

Notebook ('The Ledger') giving list of portraits painted by Romney, c1787-1796
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Sketchbook of architectural plans and elevations,
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Autograph in Bacon's 1755 Essays, 1773
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Document reference: Z 3184
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Draft letter to William Hayley on leaf of sketchbook, c1794
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Document reference: Z 250
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Holograph draft of bill for Sir Gilbert Elliott, 1778-1880
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Other information: Hepworth, Philip (1971) Select Biographical Sources: Library Association MSS Survey
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Letters, records, sketchbooks,
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Other information: Philip Hepworth, Select biographical sources: Library Association MSS survey 1971
Comments: Access by appointment only

Signed letters from William Hayley, Cavendish Square,
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Document reference: Z 251/1-3
Other information: Hepworth, Philip (1971) Select Biographical Sources: Library Association MSS Survey
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Sketchbook 'Minds and Melancholy', c1770
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Document reference: Z 241
Other information: Hepworth, Philip (1971) Select Biographical Sources: Library Association MSS Survey
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Sketchbooks (2) of Italian tour, including Wood Nymph, 1773-1775
Held at: Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow
Document reference: Z 242 - Z 243
Other information: Hepworth, Philip (1971) Select Biographical Sources: Library Association MSS Survey
Comments: Furness Collection - Owned

Property documentation: 24 Cavendish Square, London: ground plan of property, usually 1:120, and leasing details,
Held at: Howard de Walden Estates Ltd

Letters and papers relating to,
Held at: Lancashire Archives
Document reference: DDGr
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters,
Held at: Lancashire Archives
Document reference: DDGr

Papers,
Held at: Lancashire Archives
Document reference: DDGr

Manuscript records of pictures by Francis Harvey (2 bound vols), nd
Held at: London Library
Document reference: Safe, Mss
Comments: Proof of identity and letter of introduction required

Ledger, 1786-96
Held at: National Portrait Gallery Archive
Other information: Friends of National Libraries 1981, p6
Comments: Access by appointment only

Sketch book, c. 1772
Held at: National Portrait Gallery Archive
Document reference: 18-A-4

Sketchbook, c1772
Held at: National Portrait Gallery Archive
Other information: Friends of National Libraries annual report 1994 pp12-15

Studio ledger, includes details of portraits by Romney sent for framing and engraving,
Held at: National Portrait Gallery Archive
Document reference: 18-A-4

Bound sketchbooks,
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Other information: Upstone, Robert (1993) Sketchbooks of the Romantics p.189

Account book of payments for portraits, frames etc; also notebooks (5) containing lists of sittings, appointments and sketches, with memoranda by others recording delivery date, prices and destinations of pictures, 1777-1786; 1779-1818
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1961/3149B-E; MSL/1957/1453-7
Comments: Access by appointment

Accounts and receipts of William Saunders for material, mostly frames, supplied to Romney and others, 1783-1799
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1965/4463
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence (16 letters) with various members of family, artists and others, 1774-1802
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1957/942/1-3, 16-27, 29
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence and papers (1 vol), including letters (82), documents concerning him, his brother Peter and his son John, leaves (10) of his daybook, copy of his will, French passport, 1762-1830
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1948/4031
Comments: Contents list and transcriptions of some letters available. Access by appointment only

Letter from Isaac Pocock to William Hayley, reminiscing about Romney, for whom Pocock worked, 1807
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1981/69
Comments: Access by appointment

Notebooks (2), possibly by William Hayley, with cover titles "Romney’s book" and "Hints for pictures", including "Two subjects for the sublime pencil of G Romney",
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1957/1451-2
Comments: Access by appointment

Receipts (5) for money received by and from him, 1766, 1783-1792
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1980/118, MSL/1978/944
Comments: Access by appointment

Receipt for portraits and bill for carriage of pictures to Aubury, 1793-1794
Held at: Warwickshire County Record Office
Document reference: CR 136/ B2629, 2647


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55