Original antique master print showing boys stealing fruit from an orchard.
Made by J. P. Levilly after George Morland.
Medium: Stipple engraving / etching with hand colouring on vellin paper.
Sheet size: 43 x 35 cm (16.93 x 13.78 inch). Image size: 38.5 x 32 cm. (15.16 x 12.6 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Paper browned with foxing. A few minor repaired tears. Paper partly thin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
BOYS-STEALING FRUIT-ORCHARD | DPO-A2-003-37
Source: unknown, to be determined.
Biography engraver: Jacques Philippe Levilly (active 1780?1800), French engraver.
Biography artist: George Morland (1763-1804) was an English painter of animals and rustic scenes. He was born in London, third son of Henry Robert Morland. His father, artist, engraver and picture restorer. Morland’s work in painting is characterised by the simple subjects he painted. He depicted the life he knew from his own experience. Morland worked closely with William and James Ward, and later married their sister Anne.