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George Morland

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George Morland, by George Morland, circa 1775-1780 -NPG 422 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

George Morland

by George Morland
circa 1775-1780
10 1/2 in. x 9 in. (267 mm x 229 mm)
NPG 422

Inscriptionback to top

Signed very indistinctly lower right in red paint: G Morl …

This portraitback to top

The identity of this portrait is probably authentic though its provenance depends on evidence given by William Smith at the Second Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1867 and passed on by him to Scharf in 1876 though not recorded in the May 1876 meeting of the Trustees. Christie's stencil 374B on the stretcher refers to the sale 18 February 1853 of the collection of Dr Kean Brown Osborn MD of Antigua House, St John's Wood; lot 4 'Morland, portrait of the painter when young' was bought by Money for £1.15.0; but this conflicts with Smith's evidence of 1876 which traces its descent by bequest from Morland's father.

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders nearly profile to right, aged about 15, long brown hair, dark eyes, fresh complexion, serious expression; dark brown coat, white scarf; plain green-brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Henry Morland (his father who sold it to J. D'Almaine who bequeathed it to J. Mackinlay FSA who bequeathed it in 1865 to William Smith FSA who gave it to the NPG in 1876 (information from Scharf's NPG Catalogue 1888).

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Second Exhibition of National Portraits, South Kensington, 1867 (3) lent by William Smith.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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