caption

after George Morland, The Shepherds

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Trewithen
Title(s)
The Shepherds
Date
after 1806
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 27 cm, Overall width: 18.5 cm
Artist
after George Morland (1763-1804)
Catalogue Number
TN10

Description

This naïve painting is based on a detail of the left-hand side of a mezzotint engraving entitled The Shepherds, by William Ward (1766–1826) after a painting by George Morland (1763–1804). The print was published on 1 June 1806 by H. Morland. There is a hand-coloured impression of the print in the Government Art Collection (fig. 1), and an uncoloured impression in the British Museum.1 The present picture omits a seated male figure to the left of the shepherd, and the two female figures to the right of the standing male figure.

1806. Coloured mezzotint, 47.8 x 59.8 cm. UK Government Art Collection (GAC 1337).

Figure 1.
William Ward, after George Morland, The Shepherds, 1806. Coloured mezzotint, 47.8 x 59.8 cm. UK Government Art Collection (GAC 1337).


Digital image courtesy of Crown Copyright: UK Government Art Collection. (All rights reserved)

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. Goverment Art Collection, GAC 1337; British Museum, London, 1878,0914.13.

    1

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