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George Romney
A GROUP OF STANDING FIGURES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
18
George Romney
A GROUP OF STANDING FIGURES
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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George Romney
DALTON 1734 - 1802 KENDAL
A GROUP OF STANDING FIGURES

Provenance

Sir John and Lady Witt,
their sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 February 1987, lot 92, (as Waiting Souls)

Catalogue Note

When this drawing was last offered at auction in 1987 it was entitled Waiting Souls, however the sheet does not appear to relate to any oil painting by Romney of that subject. From a photograph, Alex Kidson has suggested that the drawing may be an example of Romney's observations of street scenes and may date to the 1770s. The pen and brown ink drawings Three Sketches of Children and Two Woman with Two Children are stylistically comparable with the present work.1 We would like to thank Alex Kidson for his help in cataloguing this work.      

1. P. Jaffe, Drawings By George Romney, Cambridge 1977, cat. No. 106 and 107

Old Master Drawings

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