George Morland

Inside of a Stable

exhibited 1791

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George Morland 1763–1804
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 1486 × 2038 mm
frame: 1925 × 2510 x200mm
weight: 108 kg
Presented by T. Birch Wolfe 1877

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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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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