Monday, 15 June 2015

The Shepherd Girl

The Shepherd Girl  was painted around 1778 by Sir George Romney.  Who was he?  I had to look him up.  He was an English artist born in the Lake District.  He became a very fashionable portrait painter.

This is a portrait not of a shepherdess but of the daughter of a wealthy family posed to look like a rural scene.

I love her clothes – especially the hat.  And her face is a model of innocence although there was probably a bit of mischief in there somewhere.

The original is in Philadelphia.


  1. Hmm... I wonder if he was an ancestor of the political Romneys?

  2. I agree with Dorothy...I think it may be related to Mitt Romney (?)
    I like the painting. She does look like a shepherdess.


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