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Morning, or the Benevolent Sportsman: 1786

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Morning, or the Benevolent Sportsman


Morland, George (Painter)


History note: Lieut.-Gen. the Hon. Sir Charles Stuart (1753-1801), for whom it was painted; Robert Wedd sale, Christie's, 22 May 1807 (57), bt. Linnell; (?) coll. J. Fairlie; J.E. Fordham, of Melbourn Bury, Royston; Sir Joseph Beecham, Bart; Beecham sale, Christie's, 3 May 1917 (46), bt. Robson

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1936) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD/CE 1792

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas Frame:
Canvas: Height 101.6 cm Width 137.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G. Morland Pin xt (the 'xt' appearing as superscript)
  • Location: To the left
  • Signature
  • Text: 1792
  • Location: To the left
  • Date
  • Text: May 3 - 17, & 46
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: 168
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Blue chalk
  • Text: 9 1 1 CM
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Stencil
  • Text: Messrs. Agnew, Old Bond Street
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label
  • Text: 436/113
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: Painted over white chalk
  • Text: 2 (repeated)
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: White chalk
  • Text: International Fine Arts Exhibition, Rome 1911. Lent by Joseph Beecham, 9 Arkwright Road, N.W.
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label
  • Text: Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. British Fine Art Section, no. 95. Lent Joseph Beecham.
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label
  • Text: International Exhibition 1862 "Gipsy Encampment" no. 752. Lent by J.E. Fordham, Melbournbury, Royston
  • Location: Verso, fram
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1786
Primary reference Number: 3673
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 12 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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