George Morland (1763-1804)
Do you think you may own a painting by George Morland? We perform art authentications, art appraisals, art research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by George Morland.
George Morland was an 18th century English painter. Morland mainly painted rustic scenes of peasants and country folk in interiors, playing games and living out their daily life. He exhibited first at the Royal Academy when he was only ten years old, and was an apprentice by the time he was fourteen.
Morland lived a fairly dramatic life, and was on the run from creditors, and even was paralyzed for a short time. Both of these personal disadvantages did not completely hinder Morland from creating a large oeuvre all the same. However, his risky lifestyle led to his death of a seizure from “brain fever.”
Morland was also known as a painter of animals, particularly painting them in their natural setting; the outdoors.
Still wondering about an 18th century British painting in your family collection? Contact us…it could be by George Morland.