George Romney
Serena in the Boat of Apathy date not known

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George Romney 1734–1802
Serena in the Boat of Apathy
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 297 x 249 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
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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.

August 2004

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