Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Oil on canvas
  • 47 × 59 inches · 1194 × 1499 mm


  • with Agnew;
  • N.C. Neill;
  • Mrs A. Buxton, to 1959;
  • Leger Galleries, acquired from the above;
  • Richard & Julia Rush, acquired from the above in 1961;
  • And by descent to the Richard H. Rush Charitable Trust.


  • London, Kenwood, George Romney, 1734–1802: Paintings and Drawings, June 1961, no.37;
  • Nottingham University Art Gallery, Shakespeare in Art, 1961, no.34;
  • New York, Finch College Museum of Art, The Richard H. Rush Collection, 25 February – 25 April, 1971, no.41;
  • Washington DC, Folger Shakespeare Library: ‘Designs from Fancy’, George Romney’s Shakespearean Drawings, 1998, no.82.


  • Rev. John Romney, Memoirs of the Life and Works of George Romney, 1830, pp.128, 234;
  • Humphrey Ward and William Roberts, Romney, a Biographical and Critical Essay, with a Catalogue Raisonné of his Works, 1904, vol. II, pp.195–196, under ‘Titania Reposing with her Indian Votaries’;
  • Arthur B. Chamberlain, George Romney, 1910, pp.189–191;
  • Elizabeth Johnston, George Romney, 1734–1802, Paintings and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, 1961, no.37;
  • A.M. Frankfurter, ‘Rediscovering Romney as a Fantastick’, Art News, September 1961, no.34;
  • Yvonne Romney Dixon, ‘Designs from Fancy’: George Romney’s Shakespearean Drawings, exhibition catalogue, 1998, pp.78, 143, 195–96, 198; David Cross, A Striking Likeness: The Life of George Romney, 2000, p.192;
  • Alex Kidson, George Romney 1734–1802, exhibition catalogue, 2002, p.227;
  • To be included in Alex Kidson’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Romney to be published by Yale University Press.

Private collection, UK