The Door of the Village Inn

William Ward (1766 - 1826)
George Morland (1763 - 1804)

Colour aquatint

published 9 September 1786
  • About the artist
    George Morland was born in London, the son of painter, engraver and art dealer Henry Robert Morland. He was apprenticed to his father before studying at the Royal Academy Schools. Morland first exhibited work at the Royal Academy when he was aged about ten and went on to be a regular exhibitor there and at The Society of Artists of Great Britain. In 1780, the first of numerous engravings after his work were published. Morland’s work had a wide appeal and was often copied or even faked. His last years were plagued by excessive drinking, debts and poor health. Although he continued to paint to pay his creditors, the quality of his work declined. He died in a bailiff's lodging-house in Clerkenwell, London, reportedly of a brain fever.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Door of the Village Inn
    Date
    published 9 September 1786
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Robinson and Foster, July 1951
    GAC number
    1339