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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    George Morland (London 1763-1804)

    A view of Gurnhards Bay, near Cowes, Isle of Wight, with fisherfolk on the shore

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    George Morland (London 1763-1804)
    A view of Gurnhards Bay, near Cowes, Isle of Wight, with fisherfolk on the shore
    signed with initials 'G.M.D' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 59 in. (101.5 x 150 cm.)


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    Morland visited the Isle of Wight on several occasions between 1790 and 1804. These trips proved the inspiration of numerous coastal scenes of fishermen, smugglers and shipwrecks. Another example is Coastal Scene with Smugglers, 1790, now in Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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    Provenance

    J. Ashton, Queens Square, Bath, 1879.
    H.D. Carritt, O.B.E.; Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1981, lot 121.