||Morland, George (English painter, 1763-1804)
||Born in London, Morland was apprenticed for seven years to his father, Henry Robert, himself an artist, restorer and dealer in Old Masters. Morland's apprenticeship was largely spent in furthering his father's business, particularly in producing copies and forgeries of Dutch landscapes. He had considerable natural talent and from the mid 1780s began to specialise in small pictures of sentimental genre and animal subjects. Coastal views of wrecks and smugglers (perhaps influenced by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg) date from the 1790s. For the last twenty years of his life, periods of feverish activity alternated with bouts of dissipation. Rarely painting for specific commissions, demand for particular subjects often led to repetitions of favourite compositions.
Objects by Morland, George (English painter, 1763-1804)