"Designs from Fancy": George Romney's Shakespearean Drawings

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Yvonne Romney Dixon, Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library, 1998 - Art - 248 pages
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George Romney (1734-1802) has long been recognized as a major British artist. Highly successful as a portrait painter, he also produced vast numbers of sketches for paintings on Shakespearean subjects. Opening himself up to chance effects and letting his ideas well up from within, Romney fixed on the page the fleeting impressions of an instant.

"Designs from Fancy" features 116 drawings as well as a number of paintings from a broad segment of Romney's career. Yvonne Romney Dixon examines Romney's artistic personality and draws new attention to the vitality and appeal of the artist's graphic work.

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Contents

List of Illustrations
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Conserving George Romneys Drawings at the Folger Shakespeare Library Julie L Biggs
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Catalogue of the Exhibition
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