The Dallas Art News reports on the discovery of a George Romney painting that has been in the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection for a quarter of a century. The tip came from Old Master dealer and Sleuth memoirist, George Romney:
The Dallas Museum of Art announced today the reattribution of the painting, Young Man with a Flute, to the artist George Romney. The work of art has been in the Museum’s collections for nearly 25 years and entered it in 1987 as part of a bequest of Mrs. Sheridan Thompson. At the time of the painting’s acquisition, the artist was unknown but the painting was thought to be by the American colonial era portrait painter Ralph Earl.
Then in 2000 on a visit to the Museum, British art dealer Phillip Mould suggested that the painting might be the oeuvre of English painter George Romney (1734–1802) but was not able to provide further evidence to the DMA.
Dallas Museum of Art Discovers George Romney Painting in the Collections (Dallas Art News)