Cottage Family

John Raphael Smith (1752 - 1812)
George Morland (1763 - 1804)

Coloured mezzotint

published 1 February 1803
  • 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
    Cottage Family
    Date
    published 1 February 1803
    Medium
    Coloured mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from parker Gallery, January 1973
    GAC number
    9881