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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    Henry Robert Morland (London circa 1716-1797)

    A lady's maid soaping linen

    Price Realised  

    Henry Robert Morland (London circa 1716-1797)
    A lady's maid soaping linen
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Morland's series of women performing household chores, published as mezzotints by his friend Philip Dawe in 1769, were clearly inspired by Philip Mercier's series of paintings engraved during the 1750s under the collective title 'Domestic Employment'. Morland exhibited several versions of this composition (see M. Postle, Angels & Urchins: The Fancy Picture in 18th Century British Art, London, 1998, under no. 70).

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    Provenance

    B.H. Morland, Sheepstead, Abingdon, 1899.