Figures with Donkey -
attributed to Morland (doesn't look like a Morland despite
feasible sheep) - ebay June 2004
GEORGE MORLAND FIGURES WITH DONKEY AND SHEEP bears signature
and dated 1790, oil on canvas 40cm x 60cm Provenance:
Purchased Spink & Son, 5 King St, St James's, London,
A remarkable 215
years old print, published in London by William Holland in
1788. This mezzotint (uncolored) engraved plate, after a
painting by George Morland, was engraved by William Ward (his
brother-in-law and foremost engraver) and printed on fine wove
paper. Excellent condition apart from overall light soiling
with professionally repaired tears at the top and bottom -
plate marks and a few small marginal tears. Unframed, overall
size about 20 7/16" x 17 1/8", image size about 16
3/4" x 14" - titles below as shown in pix. George
Morland (1763-1804), English genre, portrait, landscape, and
animal painter was a celebrated artist during his lifetime.
His best attributes are shown in the social scenes of the
average English man, and woman, which he depicted faithfully.
Any original Morland painting is very valuable, and engravings
of his work done during his lifetime are highly collectible
today. PAYPAL PAYMENT OR BANK OF AMERICA/WELLS FARGO CHECK!
SELLER HAS MANY RATINGS ON EBAY & AMAZON - SAME PRUDHOES
Need to replace this
image - looking for better example.
A COUNTRY INN
Signed G. Morland (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches (51.5 x 67.3 cm.)Estimate:$10,000
- $15,000 [currency USD ]
Strangers at Home -
engraving for sale at ebay August 2004 - £40
item is a stipple engraving in sepia tone by William Nutter,
after George Morland, entitled
Strangers at Home"
London, Aug 1st 1788 by E. M. Diemar, no 114, Strand
Nutter (1754-1802) was a pupil of John Raphael Smith and
charming domestic scene; text below image is as follows:
The Strangers at Home
Roger the plowman who wanted a Mate,
Went along with his Daddy a courting to Kate,
With a nosegay so large in his holiday cloaths,
His hands in his pockets away Roger goes;
he was as bashful as bashful could be,
And Kitty poor girls was as bashful as he,
So he bowed, and he stared, & he let his hat fall,
The he grinned, scratched his head, and said nothing at all:
awkward the swain, no less awkward the maid,
She simper'd & blushed, with her apron strings play'd,
Till the old folks impatient to have the thing done,
Agreed that young Roger & Kate should be one.
Jeune Laboureur Roger faisant la coeur a Sa Maitresse
Published Aug 1st 1788 By E. M. Diemar, No 114, Strand"
in a sepia tone on laid paper
plate mark measures 35.5cm by 33cm
slight foxing; border outside plate mark shows a little
grubbiness with age