A sleeper in New York

January 23 2012

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Picture: BG

Blogging may be a little light today I'm afraid - I flew in from New York this morning, and I've a few things to sort out in the gallery. Enjoy, in the meantime, this engaging sleeper-ette I found in New York. It wasn't at an auction, but in my hotel. Hidden away in a back staircase was this female portrait labelled as being by Francis Cotes. It is in fact an early work by George Romney, perhaps from the 1760s. Curiously, the sitter was identified on the label as a 'Miss Romney'. I'll look into this further, and report back when I have more information.  

Update - Alex Kidson, compiler of the forthcoming Romney catalogue raisonne, has said he will include the picture. Result!

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