'Orpheus and Eurydice'

A male figure clings to a female figure

Romney made two cartoons of Eurydice floating back into the Underworld, the previous one in close conformity to Lord Thurlow's ideas about the subject and this one, his own more personal interpretation. The parting here is more affecting, with Orpheus vainly clutching Eurydice to him as she is dragged away by the Fates. Romney converted the design into an upright format, creating a long diagonal sweep which integrates the figures more fully into the picture space.