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Title:

Morning, or the Benevolent Sportsman

Maker:

Morland, George; painter; British artist, 1763-1804

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

1792

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 101.6, cm
width, 137.2, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1936; Young, Arthur W.

Provenance:

Lieut.-Gen. the Hon. Sir Charles Stuart (1753-1801), for whom it was painted; Robert Wedd sale, Christie's, 22 May 1807 (57), bt. Linnell; (?) coll. J. Fairlie; J.E. Fordham, of Melbourn Bury, Royston; Sir Joseph Beecham, Bart; Beecham sale, Christie's, 3 May 1917 (46), bt. Robson

Notes:

Engraved: mezzotint by Joseph Grozer, 1795; stipple, with some variations, by W. Nicolls.

Inscription(s):

signature; to the left; G. Morland Pin xt (the 'xt' appearing as superscript)
date; to the left; 1792
; verso, stretcher; white chalk; May 3 - 17, & 46; Beccham sale
; verso, stretcher; blue chalk; 168
stencil; verso, stretcher; 9 1 1 CM
label; verso, stretcher; printed; Messrs. Agnew, Old Bond Street
; verso, canvas; painted over white chalk; 436/113
; verso, frame; white chalk; 2 (repeated)
label; verso, frame; printed; International Fine Arts Exhibition, Rome 1911. Lent by Joseph Beecham, 9 Arkwright Road, N.W.
label; verso, frame; printed; Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. British Fine Art Section, no. 95. Lent Joseph Beecham.
label; verso, fram; printed; International Exhibition 1862 "Gipsy Encampment" no. 752. Lent by J.E. Fordham, Melbournbury, Royston

Exhibition(s):

International Exhibition. 1862
Venue: South Kensington Museum, London
Catalogue number: 103

George Morland. 1975
Venue: Reading Museum and Art Gallery, Reading (Berks.)
Catalogue number: 18

(Royal Academy, 1792). 1792
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 23

Eleventh Annual Exhibition. 1905
Venue: Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, London?
Catalogue number: 19

Franco-British Exhibition. 1908
Venue: London, London?
Catalogue number: 48

International Fine Arts Exhibition. 1911
Venue: Rome
Catalogue number: 65

British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 1992-09-17 - 1992-10-20
Venue: Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo
Notes: repr. colour
Catalogue number: 13

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 173-174
pl. 28

Gilbey, Walter. Cuming, E.D.. 1907. George Morland, his life and works.London?: p. 112
reproduced (colour)

1917. Catalogue of the Beecham sale, Christie's, 1917.London?:
sale of 3 May 1917, lot no. 46, reproduced

1992. British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Tokyo: p. 50-51
cat. no. 13, reproduced (colour)

Goodison, J.W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 69
reproduced

Accession:

Object Number: 1786
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3673; input: 2000-04-04; modified: 2007-10-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3673





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