{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4820, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4820", "Disp_Access_No" : "1976.24", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1784", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1784", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1784", "Disp_Title" : "James Clitherow (1766-1841)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "George Romney", "Sort_Artist" : "Romney, George", "Disp_Dimen" : "30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Romney must have been well acquainted with James Clitherow as a young man: he made two portraits of him, as well as a replica, all within a span of a year. Clitherow, who had recently graduated from Oxford at the time this portrait was made, appears thoughtful and composed, demonstrating his erudition by holding a book. Newspaper accounts describe the portrait as having been painted for a price of just over £20. Romney directs the viewer’s focus by sketching Clitherow’s hands and stock, or neckcloth, only loosely; he concentrates instead on the details of the head, coat, and chair. [Gallery label text, 2008] ", "Dedication" : "George Eastman Collection of the University of Rochester", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "British", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Other portraits of Clitherow by Romney: a replica of MAG''s at Detroit, painted in 1785; another version still at Boston House, Middlesex, England. See curatorial file for photos. A painting of a child entitled "Master Clitherow" is in the collection of the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame, but it is dated ca. ten years after MAG''s portrait, and the 1904 catalogue raisonne does not list a portrait of any Clitherow other than James. There has been great confusion between the provenance of MAG''s painting and the one at the DIA; Duveen''s and Knoedler''s records online show that the DIA painting is the replica and the one given by the family to Dr. George Cooper (1792-1877), then his son Dr. Clarence Cooper (1830-1924), South Norwood Park, London, England; his sale, Christie''s, London, June 13, 1913; purchased at that sale by Asher Wertheimer (1844-1918), London; Duveen, London; to Mrs. J. S. Holden, the DIA''s donor.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/76.24_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/76.24_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/76.24_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/76.24_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "43070", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 4821, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4821", "Disp_Access_No" : "1977.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "after 1782", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1783", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1792", "Disp_Title" : "Eleanor Todd, Lady Maitland (1762-1856)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "George Romney", "Sort_Artist" : "Romney, George", "Disp_Dimen" : "30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "30 in.", "Disp_Width" : "25 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This unfinished portrait depicts Eleanor Todd, who became Lady Maitland in 1782 when she married James, Viscount Maitland, eighth Earl of Lauderdale. Although it is not known why the portrait was never completed, at this point in his career, Romney had a large number of unfinished paintings in his studio. Sitters were required to pay half his fee before the painting could commence, but the daunting schedule of sittings and the artist’s demands for specific poses and clothing dissuaded some clients from continuing the professional relationship. Still, the presence of half-finished portraits in the studio served as a sort of showcase, enabling potential subjects to see examples of Romney’s work. [Gallery label text, 2008]", "Dedication" : "George Eastman Collection of the University of Rochester", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "British", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/77.2_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/77.2_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/77.2_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/77.2_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "43071", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }