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Catherine (Brouncker) Adye, later Catherine Willett

Date: 1784-1785
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Medium: oil on canvas
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Object Number: 22.56
Label Text:In this portrait, Romney makes the most of his twenty-two-year-old sitter’s enticing charms. Cocking her head at a fetching angle, she fixes the viewer with a direct gaze, which the artist has made all the more alluring by veiling her eyes in shadow.
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