387
387
George Romney
JOHN HOWARD VISITING A LAZARETTO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
387
George Romney
JOHN HOWARD VISITING A LAZARETTO
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George Romney
DALTON 1734 - 1802 KENDAL
JOHN HOWARD VISITING A LAZARETTO
Pen and brown ink over pencil;
bears numbering on the mount lower right: No 9
350 by 497 mm.
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Provenance

With Agnew's, London, 2002;
with W.S. Fine Art, London;
sale, London, Christie's, 'Andrew Wyld: Connoisseur Dealer', 10 July 2013, lot 35

Catalogue Note

From the early 1770s, John Howard (1726-1790) - who was born in London and had inherited a modest fortune on the death of his father - devoted the later part of his life to trying to improve the conditions of prisons (lazarettos) throughout Britain and Europe. Moved by Howard’s considerable efforts, Romney began preparations for an oil of the subject and, although the painting was never completed, he created a number of powerful drawings such as the present lot. There is, for example, a similar drawing by Romney, which is dated circa 1771-72, at Tate Britain (T03547).

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