The Gower Family by George Romney

This famous painting, charming in sentiment and neo-classical in design, shows the children of Granville, 2nd Earl Gower, afterwards first Marquess of Stafford.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
178 x 228 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £200,000)
Acquired in:
1974
Vendor:
Leger Galleries

The four dancing children are by his third wife, Lady Susannah Stewart, while to the right stands Lord Gower's daughter by his second marriage. Romney started his career in Kendal in the Lake District and returned there to die.

Provenance

2nd earl Gower; by descent to the countess of Sutherland.

Venue details

Abbot Hall Art Gallery Abbot Hall, KENDAL Cumbria LA9 5AL 01539 722464 www.abbothall.org.uk

Entry details

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