The Other Romney

Having trouble imagining any other Romneys in the wake of the presidential election? Then let us introduce you to preeminent British painter George Romney (1734 %26ndash; 1802). One of the leading English artists of his day, Romney is known for his stately and elegant portraits of late 18th-century nobles and members of London%26rsquo;s fashionable society. Explore Romney%26rsquo;s oeuvre in %26ldquo;Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings,%26rdquo; through January 20 at Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26rsquo;s house museum. Works range from striking portraits of army officers on a towering scale to Romney%26rsquo;s 1783 sketchbook, which has never before been on view at Rienzi. 1406 Kirby Dr., 713.639.7800;

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