Those Delightful Regions of Imagination:
Essays on George Romney

Alex Kidson

Studies in British Art
Publicaton Date
May 2002
Standard Number
Yale University Press
312 pages

This collection of writings by specialists from many disciplines explores a wide range of topics relating to English painter George Romney (1734-1802). The contributors to the book address not only Romney’s personality and artistic practice, but also aspects of the cultural context of his work, such as its relation to theater and its diffusion through prints. Key essays discuss the central themes of the artist’s work, his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and his painting technique. Alex Kidson offers in the introduction a survey of previous writings about Romney and their impact on the artist’s reputation two centuries after his death.

About the author

  • Alex Kidson and Guilland Sutherland choosing final proofs for the cover of the third volume of the f

    Alex Kidson compiled a complete catalogue of George Romney's paintings as Senior Research Fellow.