Lady Lemon (1747–1823)

George Romney British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 957

Jane Buller, the sitter in this elegant portrait, married William Lemon in 1771 and bore ten children. Lord Lemon commissioned George Romney to paint half-length portraits of himself and his wife in 1788, when Lady Lemon was forty-years old. She sat for the painting on six occasions in Romney’s London studio. Posing the sitter in an armchair against a landscape background became a common convention in later Georgian British portraiture. Romney portrays his subject with a gentle touch.

Lady Lemon (1747–1823), George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria), Oil on canvas

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.