Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Romney, John

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692019Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 49 — Romney, John1897Walter Armstrong

ROMNEY, JOHN (1786–1863), engraver, was born in 1786. He seems to have been in no way connected with the family of the famous painter, though he, too, practised in the north of England, and engraved a series of ‘Views of Ancient Buildings in Chester,’ in which city he died in 1863. He contributed plates to Smirke's ‘Illustrations of Shakespeare,’ and to a series of reproductions of ancient marbles in the British Museum. Among the best known of his single plates are ‘The Orphan Ballad-Singer,’ after Gill, and ‘Sunday Morning—the Toilette,’ after Farrier.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Painters.]

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