George Romney - Sketch Books
Heroic Drawings inspired by Shakespeare, Milton and Howard
The drawings on this page come from the third 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 3
Contents: Thirty-five drawings – eight for A Shipwreck at the Cape of Good Hope, five for Entrust thy Care to Truth Alone, four pages of figure sketches for unidentified compositions and sixteen architectural sketches relating to Romney’s plans to build a house, gallery and studio thirteen of which are now at the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections. Half-calf binding with marbled boards. 52pp of wove paper watermarked ‘Whatman 1794’. The Sketchbook: 14.5×23.5cms. The Pages: 14x23cms.
Read an introduction to George Romney the Late Drawings by Alex Kidson here