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The Life of George Morland. With Remarks on his Works: By G. Dawe.

George Dawe RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London.: Published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, Poultry., 1807.

Physical Description

viii, 238 p., frontis. (port.), engr. t.pl.; 227 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.pl.] - Preface - Contents - [Text of the biography] - Remarks On The Works of Morland - Collections Of Morland's Pictures; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait is captioned, 'George Morland. Drawn by R.W. Satchwell from an Original Picture painted by J.R. Smith, in 1792, and engraved by Chas. Picart.'

It carries the publishers' imprint of 'Vernor & Co. Poultry. April 15. 1807.'

The title-plate vignette is unsigned.


J. Barrell, 'George Morland', in The dark side of the landscape: the rural poor in English painting 1730-1840 (1982), p.89-129; D. Winter, George Morland [dissertation, Stanford Univy.] (1977); George Morland 1763-1804: paintings, drawings and engravings [exhibition catalogue] (1975?); D. Thomas, George Morland [exhibition catalogue] (1954); The England of George Morland [exhibition catalogue] (1948).


A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'from the Author.' Acknowledgment is recorded in RAA Council Minutes, IV, 37, 27 January 1808.

Binding Note

19th-century calf, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Life Of Geo. Morland'.

Name as Subject


Artists - Painters - Great Britain - History - 18th century - 19th century
Biography - Art history - Art criticism - Great Britain - 19th century


George Dawe RA, previous owner, donor
John Raphael Smith, source artist
R. W. Satchwell, draughtsman
Charles Henry Picart, engraver
Vernor, Hood and Sharpe (London), publisher