7 June 2007
Frederick Morgan (1847-1927)
'I see you!'
signed and dated 'Fred Morgan/1873.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.8 cm.)
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Liverpool, Liverpool Academy, Autumn 1872, no. 28.
London, Royal Society of British Artists, 1873, no. 296.
This is an early work by Morgan, painted around the time of his marriage to Alice Havers (1885-90). The pentimenti visible under ultra-violet light reveals that Morgan changed the date, presumably from 1872 to 1873, in order to suggest its comparative freshness for exhibition in London.
Fred's father John Morgan (1823-85; see lot 81) exhibited a similar picture at the Liverpool Academy in 1860 entitled Beautifying (no. 58), also featuring a blond-haired boy.
We are grateful to Terry Parker for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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