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George Morland, English, 1763 - 1804

Made in England, Europe

1790 or 1791

Oil on canvas

28 x 36 inches (71.1 x 91.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 398, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Gordon A. Hardwick and Mrs. W. Newbold Ely in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Roland L. Taylor, 1944

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Thomas James Barratt (1842-1914), Bell Moor, Hampstead Heath, London, by 1898 [1]; sale, Christie's, London, May 11, 1916, no. 74; purchased by Joseph Beecham (1848-1916), London, 1st Baronet Beecham, of Ewanville, Huyston, Lancaster. Mrs. W. Cox. Sale, Christie's, May 14, 1926, no. 61; purchased by Urquhart [2]. With French Gallery [3]. Roland Leslie Taylor (1869-1943), Philadelphia, by 1929? [4]; by inheritance to his daughters Marjorie T. Hardwick (Mrs. Gordon A. Hardwick) and Elisabeth T. Ely (Mrs. W. Newbold Ely); gift to PMA, 1944. 1. See the illustration in the 1898 Magazine of Art article on the collection of Barratt; it was also lent by Barratt to the Burlington House exhibition, 1903. 2. Buyer name listed in Art Prices Current, new series vol. 5 (1925-26), p. 273. 3. For the preceding provenance see Richard Dorment, British painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: From the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Century, Philadelphia, 1986, no. 59, pp. 237-238. 4. Perhaps by 1929 since a Baltimore Museum of Art loan label (L29.16.21) is attached to the reverse like several other paintings owned by Taylor.

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