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George Romney, Sketchbook ​(drawing of figures)​, 1783, pen and sepia ink, brush and sepia wash, and chalk, the MFAH, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Brown.

Gallery Talk at Rienzi: George Romney's Drawings

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Known for his sophisticated oil portraits, 18th-century artist George Romney was also a gifted and innovative draftsman. Rienzi has several examples of his drawings, including a rare 1783 sketchbook. Join Dena Woodall, MFAH assistant curator of prints and drawings, for this gallery talk presented in conjunction with the exhibition Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings.

On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call 713. 639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment Fund; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment Fund
for Rienzi.