Selling Fish
On View In:
Gallery 306
Artist:   George Morland  
Title:   Selling Fish  
Date:   1792  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (62.23 x 74.93 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Gift of the Paintings Council  
Location:   Gallery 306  

George Morland, although dissolute and short-lived, nevertheless ranks among the most accomplished British genre painters of the 18th century. This picture dates to his most productive and original period of the 1790s when he frequently sought refuge on the Isle of Wight. The subject, while not unique in Morland's work, is rarely treated with such assurance and breadth of handling.

Name:   Morland, George  
Nationality:   British  
Life Dates:   British, 1763 - 1804  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date LR in brown: [G. Morland [illegible]/1792] Label on front of frame: [Selling Fish/GEORGE MORLAND 1763-1804] ; Printed etiquette on verso of fra  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Woman with a basket containing a large fish and a stingray presenting them to a man on a white horse with a dog; rocky coastal scene with boats at left.  
Creation Place:   Europe, England, , ,  
Accession #:   2001.44  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts