George Morland

1763-1804 England/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-George Morland was born in London in 1763, the son of painter Henry Robert Morland. He exhibited at the Royal Academy when he was ten years of age. Dutch artists such as David Teniers influenced his work. When he finished his apprenticeship to his father in 1784, he sold his paintings through an Irish dealer who charged an admission fee of half-a-crown into his picture gallery. His paintings excelled through the publications of mezzotints, and he amassed a good deal of wealth. He kept at his house in Paddington a variety of animals for painting, and he was fond of painting pigs, but he, unfortunately, squandered much of his money and fled the bailiffs to Cowes. On his return to London, he was arrested and cleared his debts in 1802, but he had a stroke and was arrested again for debt and sent to a tavern of temporary confinement for debtors called a sponging-house, where he died in 1804. Four days later, his wife died of shock. Morland was regularly a painter of genre scenes.

 

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A Party Angling

A Party Angling

A Soldier's Return

A Soldier's Return

The Artist's Wife

A Woman Called Anne-The Artist's Wife

Foxhunting

Foxhunting in Hilly Country

Pigsty

Front of the Pigsty

Indian Girl

Indian Girl

Old Horses

Old Horses with a Dog in a Stable

Girl in a Garden

Portrait of a Girl in a Garden

Partridge Shooting

Partridge Shooting

Rocky Landscape

Rocky Landscape with Two Men on a Horse

Saint James's Park

Saint James's Park

Selling Guinea Pigs

Selling Guinea Pigs

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Setters

Setters

Animal Control

Small Animal Control

Anglers' Repast

The Anglers' Repast

The Old Water Mill

The Old Water Mill

The Squire's Door

The Squire's Door

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

A Windy Day

A Windy Day

Before a Storm

Before a Thunderstorm

Gipsies

Gipsies

The Labourers'

The Labourers Luncheon

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Soldiers Departure

The Soldiers Departure