Portrait of George Boscawen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth by George Romney

Half-length portrait.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 63.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £38,250)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Historical Portraits/ Philip Mould

A characteristic, polished work of the 1780s, perhaps the period when Romney was enjoying his reputation as a society portraitist to the full. The numerous recorded sittings that Lord Falmouth gave to Romney suggest two portraits were produced, and the timing of the commission suggests that it was for a marriage pair (although no companion portrait of his wife Anne Crewe is known).

Provenance

By family descent; Spink and Son, circa 1930; Howard Young Galleries; New House Galleries, New York; Private collection, Ohio; Historical Portraits Ltd.

Venue details

Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, FALMOUTH Cornwall TR11 2RT 01326 313 863 www.falmouthartgallery.com

Entry details

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