Portrait of Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Bt (1734-1828).
Portrait of Sir John Trevelyan, 4th Bt by George Romney, 17841788
© National Trust Photographic Library/ John Hammond
- Oil on canvas
- 100 x 62 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £22,500 ( Total: £90,000)
- Acquired in:
- Christopher Gibbs
In 1787, whilst probably still working on Sir John Trevelyan's portrait, he wrote 'This cursed portrait painting! How I am shackled by it! I am determined to live frugally, that I may enable myself to cut it short, as soon as I am tolerably independent, and then give my mind up to those delightful regions of the imagination.'