Artist George Romney, English, 1734-1802
  • Colonel Clitherow
Date 1784
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 3/8 × 25 1/8 inches (77.2 × 63.8 cm)
Framed: 38 3/8 × 33 3/8 × 2 3/4 inches (97.5 × 84.8 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. James S. Holden
Accession Number F67.6
Department European Painting
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome, Level 2 (see map)
Clitherow family (Boston House, Brentford, Middlesex, England);
Dr. Clarence Cooper (Egglesfield House, Middlesex, Brentford Butts, England);
(M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, USA and London, England);
Mrs. James S. Holden (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1967-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Ward, T. and Roberts. Romney: A Biography and Critical Essay with a Catalogue Raisonné of His Works. 1904, p. 30.

The Second Loan Exhibition of Old Masters British Paintings of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1926, cat. 46.

The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and English Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1926, cat. 60.

Maclean-Eltham, Barry. Romney Paintings in Public Collections. Kendal, Cumbria, 1996, p. 21. [dated 1784]

Kidson, Alex. George Romney: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, vol. 1. New Haven, 2015, pp. 134–135, no. 256 (ill.).