George Romney (Dalton 1734 – 1802 Kendal)

Sir John Papillon Twisden, 7th Baronet (1743-1810)

Oil on canvas

50 x 40 inches / 127 x 101.6 cm

Inscribed lower right: Sir J. P. Twisden / Died 1810



Commissioned from the artist by the sitter.

By descent to Sir John Twisden, 8th bt (d. 1841) and thence to his Geary cousins;

by descent to Sir William N. M. Geary;

Maurice Kann, Paris;

Sale; Collection Maurice Kann, Paris, Galerie George Petit, 9 June 1911, (lot 29);

Knoedler, New York (acquired at the above sale);

Burton Mansfield, New Haven (acquired from the above);

Lionel Straus, New York;

Anonymous sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 11 March 1953 (Lot 33);

Hugh Paine, New York (acquaired from the above sale);

Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 19 May 1994 (Lot 320);

Ian MacKay Kean, Palm Beach, USA (acquired from the above sale)



Romney, Grafton Galleries, London, Autumn, 1900 (104).

Exhibition of Paintings from the Collection of Burton Mansfield, ESQ, Worcester Art Museum, New Haven, Conneticut, 14 April – 12 May 1912 (36).



H. Ward and W. Roberts, Romney, 2 vols. London and New York, 1904, vol. II p. 161.

A. Kidson, George Romney, A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, 3 vols. New Haven and London, 2015, vol. II, p. 591, no. 1325.