Paintings by George Morland - 14
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The Laetitia Series. Engraved by J.R. Smith and published by J.R. Smith. All six plates stipple. 1789.

Number 1 : Domestic Happiness

Number II : The Elopement

The Virtuous Parent

Wonderful colour print of a painting by J.R Smith, after George Morland, titled "The Virtuous Parent: Laetitia endevours in vain by presents to reconcile her parents", 1926.
This wonderful print shows a young lady in fine clothes of the fashion of the 18th century standing in the room of her parents house. Her younger sister hangs onto her skirts in greetings. Her mother, to the left of the print holds her hands up in dispair and a look of sadness is upon her face. The young lady is holding her hand out ot her father holding a small bag which may contain some money. However, her father is leaning away from his eldest daughter with his hands held out to push her away. Obviously he is refusing the gift. Unlike the young lady, the mother, father and younger sister are all dressed in costumes of a lesser quality, suggesting that the young lady has come into considerable money of her own. The Connoisseur, an illustrated magazine for collectors, edited by C.Reginald Grundy, Volume 64 (January-April, 1926), London, 1 Duke Street, St.James, SW1, 1926

The Tavern door

Wonderful colour print of a painting by J.R.Smith, after George Morland titled, "The tavern door. Laetitia deserted by her seducer is thrown on the town"., 1926.
This print shows a well dressed young lady standing in the doorway of a tavern in a town. She is arm in arm with another young woman who is dressed a little more risque. Another woman stands to the left of the print, dressed in costume of the lower classes of the 18th century. In the centre of the print, leaning on the doorway, is a man dressed in the costume of the upper-middle classes of the 18th century. He is talking to the first two woman of the print.

The Fair Penitent

Wonderful colour print of a painting by J.R.Smith, after George Morland titled, "The Fair Penitent. Laetitia in penitence finds relief and prtection from her parents", 1926.
This print shows the doorway to a country cottage. On the doorstep is a young lady on her knees dressed in highly fashionable clothes of the 18th century. Her face is turned up in sadness and penitance of some actions. Her hand is held by her father who bends down to help her up from the doorstep. Next to the father is the woman`s mother, her hands clasped together in apprenhension. The younger sister stands behind her father, hand holding on to his coat tails in worry. All three are dressed in clothes belonging to the middle classes of the 18th century.

The Fair Penitent

Dressing for the Masquerade

A Cottage Interior

Wonderful colour print of a painting by William redmore Bigg titled, "A cottage interior", 1926.
This view shows a typical cottage interior that could be from anywhere in Britian during the 18th and 19th centuries. A large fire place occupies most of the print, on which a open fire burns. Above which there is a kettle heating up. Damp washing hangs on a washing line by the fireplace so as to dry. A small table contains food and tea cups for afternoon tea while behind on the wall hands a bed pan and various sacks and herbs. On the lintel of the fire place there is a variety of objects such as fruit basket, candles and some books. By the fire place a woman sits in a chair, her cat beside her. In her hands she hold a bellows to ensue the fire gets enough air. She looks towards the viewer with a look of resignation and some sadness. The Connoisseur, an illustrated magazine for collectors, edited by C.Reginald Grundy, Volume 64 (January-April, 1926), London, 1 Duke Street, St.James, SW1, 1926

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