Redman's Yard. This yard, named after Alderman Redman, Mayor of Kendal in 1749 and 1760, was the cradle of the Kendal school of portrait painters. The celebrated George Romney (1734-1802) was apprenticed to Christopher Steele in a studio here and Daniel Gardner, Redman's nephew, was taught to paint in the same studio. Portraits by all three artists are displayed at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kirkland.
George Romney (26 December 1734 – 15 November 1802) was an English portrait painter. He was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting many leading society figures - including his artistic muse, Emma Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson.