George Morland
Inside of a Stable exhibited 1791

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George Morland 1763–1804
Inside of a Stable
Date Exhibited 1791
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1486 x 2038 mm
frame: 1925 x 2510 x200mm
Acquisition Presented by T. Birch Wolfe 1877
Not on display

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This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1791. Morland specialised in scenes of rural labourers and farm animals, subject matter which seemed to some an unwarranted intrusion amongst the aristocratic portraits and historical scenes on the Academy’s walls.

Morland’s work was most widely known through reproductive prints, which provided much smaller, and often softer, versions of his paintings. The Academy was however, always keen to prevent its exhibitions from being used by printsellers to advertise their wares.

September 2004

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