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Watering horses


Morland, George (Painter)

Measurements and weight

Depth: 9.5 cm
Height: 85.6 cm
Width: 117.2 cm
Width: 141 cm

Relative size of this object

1.4 m85.6 cm9.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1931) by Roe, Joseph


Production date: after AD 1791 : Date is of another version, of the same size, signed and dated 1791, in the Hermitage Museum, Leningrad (no. 5834), and the current picture may be considered as a later re-working by Morland (Goodison, 1977, p.172).

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Frame Height 109.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G. Morland / pixt (the 't' appearing as superscript)
  • Location: Lower right, on the felled tree
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1604
Primary reference Number: 3668
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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