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The Smugglers: PD.110-1992

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Current Location: In storage


The Smugglers


Painter: Morland, George




History note: Dowdeswell; Major and Mrs W.H. Gibson Fleming; their sale, Sotheby's 23 March 1960, lot 52, bt. Fine Art Society (£1,800); The Hon. Alan Mackay; his sale, Christie's, 27 June 1980, lot 84, bt. Leggatt (£8,000)

Measurements and weight

Height: 102 cm
Width: 142 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1992) by McDonald, D.M.


Production date: AD 1792

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G Morland
  • Location: Centre left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1792
  • Location: Centre left
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.110-1992
Primary reference Number: 3675
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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