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George Romney
1734–1802

Sir John and Lady Morshead

Full screen

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size
30 × 25 inches · 763 × 635 mm
Notes
In their original neo-classical frames made by William Saunders
Collections
  • Sir John Morshead
  • The sitter; and by direct family descent to Sir Warwick Morshead, 3rd Bt, 1902;
  • Private collection, UK, 1981; 
  • Private collection, UK;
  • and by descent, 2010.
  • Lady Elizabeth Morshead:
  • The sitter; and by direct family descent to Sir Warwick Morshead, 3rd Bt, 1902;
  • Morshead sale, Christie’s, 5 July 1902, lot 65 (bt. Asher Wertheimer, 4,100 gns);
  • Private collection, UK, 1981; 
  • Private collection, New York;
  • and by descent, 2011.
Exhibitions
  • New York, Leger Galleries [at Hirschl & Adler Galleries] British Life through Painters’ Eyes 1740-1840, 1982, nos. 5 & 6.
Literature
  • Humphrey Ward and William Roberts, Romney, 1904, vol. I, (Lady Morshead) repr. opposite p. 98 and vol. II, p. 109.
  • To be included in Dr Alex Kidson's forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the works of George Romnney to. be published by Yale for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Private collection, USA