Is the picture that I possess a
(A) Do you have an oil painting?
If you do, you painting may be of
considerable value. But be arware that there a
many Morland forgeries ; some have been painted
by Morland's engravers before engraving the
pictures and others are just out and out
Check for date and signature.
Morland didn't sign and date all of his later
(B) Do you have a
You may have, but you may have an
engraving or a reproduction. Read about
What are engravings?
An engraving (also called a line
engraving) is made by incising a design into a
metal plate by applying pressure to the plate
with a pointed tool called a graver or burin.
Engraving is an intaglio process, so prints made
in this manner will have a platemark. The term
"engraving" is often used to refer in
general to all intaglio prints, with the term
"line engraving" used to refer to
engravings per se. Strong lines and
sharp definition are characteristic of
engravings. The earliest known line engravings
were issued in the fifteenth century. A method of
engraving in a steel plate, which allows for
finer detail and many more impressions than does
copper, was developed by Thomas Lupton in 1822.
Some links to tell you more about
engravings are provided below:
[ What Is A
Print? | Woodcut
& Wood Engraving | Engraving | Etching ]
[ Aquatint | Stipple | Mezzotint | Lithography | Reproductions ]
More about print types at collector
techniques of the original engraving
Can I get a listing of engravings?
Yes, I have provided a link below:
catalogue of engravings, etchings, etc., after
George Morland, showing the years of their
publication, etc. (all were published in London)
What are Morlands worth?
Have a look at ebay:
ebay active and ebay
Also try the following galleries:
engravings for sale Donald A. Heald
engravings for sale at Grosvenor
Can I have a look at Morland's
Yes look at the following link and
move forward by clicking the link at the bottom
of each page. The are over 90 pages to date:
Can I see an index of the paintings?
Yes, see link below: