Sir James William Morrison (1774-1856) Deputy Master of the Royal Mint 1830-50

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: Wales
    Place: Royal Mint, Llantrisant (long-term loans)
  • About the artist
    George Clint was born in Holborn, London, the son of a hairdresser. He was educated in Yorkshire and worked as a fishmonger’s apprentice, in an attorney’s office and as a house painter, before eventually becoming a professional artist. Clint began his artistic career producing miniatures, but later learned mezzotint engraving from Edward Bell. Fellow engraver Samuel Reynolds advised him to take up watercolour portraiture. However, he is chiefly considered a painter of comical theatrical scenes today. His subjects of the 1820s were generally derived from short lived comedies and farce, while those of the1830s were frequently drawn from Shakespearian comedy. The Garrick Club in London have 16 of his paintings.
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    People
    Morrison, Sir James William
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Sir James William Morrison (1774-1856) Deputy Master of the Royal Mint 1830-50
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 76.50 cm, width: 63.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from the Royal Mint, September 1967
    Provenance
    Collection of the Royal Mint; transferred to the Ministry of Works in September 1967
    GAC number
    8078