Plate : ‘The First of September, Morning’. English country life interior scene, a stable, with men, dogs and horses, a man tying a collar on a dog, his gun resting against the wall, a horse behind him, another tethered outside, and a third standing ready with a man in a smock leading it by the bridle. Map of the Netherlands on the rear.
Made by William Ward after george Morland.
Medium: stipple engraving with hand colouring heightened with arabic gum on wove paper.
Sheet size: 43.5 x 37 cm (17.13 x 14.57 inch). Image size: 42.5 x 36 cm. (16.73 x 14.17 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Paper erosion in the margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
COUNTRY LIFE-STABLE-HORSE-DOG-RIFLE | MANCO
This original antique print was published in London, dated 1799. A very curious print, as it is printed on a sheet which carries the Maaskamp (Amsterdam, ca. 1800) map of the Netherlands on the rear. This is doubly odd, as the map was printed in Amsterdam, but the mezzotint by Ward in London. Artists and Engravers: This plate engraved by W. Ward after G. Morland.
Biography engraver: William Ward (1762-1826) was an English engraver. During his lifetime he was appointed engraver to the Duke of York, and associate engraver to the Royal Academy. He not only worked closely with George Morland, but also married Morland’s sister Maria.
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.