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date: 10 August 2020

Romney, Peterlocked

  • Walter Armstrong
  • , revised by Kate Retford


Romney, Peter (1743–1777), portrait painter, was born in Upper Cocken, near Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, on 1 June 1743 the son of John Rumney (1703–1778), a carpenter and cabinet-maker, and his wife, Ann, née Simpson (1704–1759). He was a younger brother of the painter ...

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National Portrait Gallery, London