George Romney

Serena in the Boat of Apathy

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
George Romney 1734–1802
Medium
Graphite and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 297 x 249 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08547

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This study began with energetic line work in pencil, over which Romney worked with pen and ink lines drawn equally loosely, before attacking the sheet with a brush loaded with ink. He has used rhythmical sweeping lines to describe the form and shadows, almost scribbling onto the surface with the brush.

Gallery label, August 2004

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