Lot 240
George Romney (British, 1734-1802), Portrait of Henry Russell
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, framed with gallery plaque.

Stretcher size 30 x 25 in.; Frame dimensions 35 x 30 1/4 in.

Private Collection, Greensboro, North Carolina

Phillips, London, Old Master Paintings, July 4, 2000, Lot 65

London, British Institution, 1862, No. 181

Constance Russell, Swallowfield and its Owners, London, 1901, p. 255
H. Ward & W. Roberts, Romney: A Biographical and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Works, London, 1904, Vol. II, p. 136
A. Kidson, George Romney: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, New Haven: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, 2015, no. 1137

Henry Russell was the third son of Michael Russell of Dover. He was born on August 19, 1751. He served as P.C., Chief Justice in Bengal, and Commissary of the Vice-Admiralty Court in Bengal. He was created a baronet on December 10, 1812. He died January 18, 1836.

Minor scattered retouch visible under UV light; light surface abrasion to upper left corner; some alligatoring to surface along lower edge of canvas; minor loss to frame.

$15,000 - 20,000