Portrait of Jane Dawkes Robinson

George Romney (British, 1734-1802)

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George Hougham Skelton, Esqire, Langham House, Cheltenham; (Christie's, London, May 26, 1906, lot 133 {1}; purchased by (Gooden & Fox, Ltd., London) {2}; purchased by (Messrs Thomas McLean, London), July 10, 1906. {3} (Galerie Heinemann, Munich) by 1912. {4} (Possibly Agnew and Sons, London). (M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., London) by 1934; purchased for the Art Association of Indianapolis, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1934 (34.3).

{1} Highly Important Pictures of the Early English School and a Few Works by Old Masters, Christies, Manson & Woods, London, May 26, 1906, no. 133.
{2} Purchased for £367.10, according to annotated sale catalogue in Frick Art Reference Library. This is confirmed by F.W. Hills, Director, Gooden & Fox Ltd. in correspondence dated 11 July 1963 (IMA historical file, 34.3).
{3} Correspondence, dated 11 July 1963, from F.W. Hills, Director, Gooden & Fox Ltd. (IMA historical file, 34.3).
{4} Label on back of painting: Galerie Heinemann, München. The inventory number is only partly legible: 10[538?].

Object Information

George Romney (British, 1734-1802)
creation date
about 1778
oil on canvas
30 x 25-1/2 in.
accession number
credit line
James E. Roberts Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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