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The Smugglers: PD.110-1992

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Object information

Titles

The Smugglers

Maker(s)

Morland, George (Painter)

Notes

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

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: AD 1792

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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