A Striking Likeness: The Life of George Romney
"A useful book [which] deals sympathetically and knowledgeably with the artist’s early years."
"Romney’s ‘portraits in the great collections from the Huntington to Kenwood evince a visual poetry"
Albion: A Quarterly Journal concerned with British Studies
"…his research is wide-ranging and fastidiously footnoted, making this volume a useful synthesis of all the pre-existing Romney scholarship."
"…the rainbow, the purple distance or the silvery lake, taught him colouring;….Indeed, [Romney’s] genius bore a strong resemblance to the scenes he was born in; like them it partook of the grand and the beautiful and like them also, the bright sunshine and enchanting prospects of his fancy were occasionally overspread with mist and gloom…"
John Flaxman, c.1808