Romney, George (1734 - 1802)
The Departure of Hector Provenance: possibly a sheet from one of the 'Baroda Sketchbooks', acquired by Marion Spielmann c.1910-15 for the Maharajah of Baroda (Baroda Museum, Vadodara, India). 7.5x6 inches. Framed: 20.25x18 inches.

Romney turned to his sketchbooks as an escape from his busy portraiture practice. He filled them with vigorous studies for figure compositions, few of which ever made it off the page and on to canvas. He returned to particular subjects, compositions and even individual figure poses in an almost obsessive way. This study shows Hector embracing Andromache on the eve of battle, a popular subject for History painting.

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This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024