Heroic Drawings inspired by Shakespeare, Milton and Howard
The drawings on this page come from the first of three sketch books that George Romney completed between 1792 and 1794. The sketchbooks can viewed interactively by clicking on the cover below. Press escape to exit the viewer. Or in a photo gallery of the individual pages further down the page.
A&H Sketch book 1
Contents: Twenty-eight drawings – six for Macbeth, eighteen for Paradise Lost, one for The Effects of Envy and Pride, and two pages of figure sketches relating to unidentified compositions. Half-calf binding with marbled boards. 46pp of wove paper. The cover inscribed and dated by the artist ‘NI / May 1792’. The Sketchbook: 14.5×23.5cms. The Pages: 14x23cms.
Read an introduction to George Romney the Late Drawings by Alex Kidson here