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George Morland (London 1763-1804)
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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.)
Provenance
J. Ashton, Queens Square, Bath, 1879.
H.D. Carritt, O.B.E.; Sotheby's, London, 17 June 1981, lot 121.
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Lot Essay

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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