Art: Two paintings by George Morland

29 May, 2007 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

My treasure hunt for paintings from the 18th century has once again been successful!

I’d like to share with you the following two pieces of art by George Morland, an English artist who made his name in the late 18th century with his paintings of life on the country, animals (dogs – that’s how I found him! Though his pigs are adorable, too, but that’s another story…) and nature in general.

There are tons of wonderful pictures by this artist; I chose the following two because they reminded me of two of my tales (my apologies for being self-centric…), and because they show two scenes you hardly ever get to see in “serious” art (people often forget that today’s classics were yesterday’s pop culture… Mozart, anybody?)

A father sees his son for the first time. I absolutely adore this picture; Morland caught that intimate moment so well. I had to think of “Cross and Pile” here when Elizabeth tells Jamie about the day he was born. I doubt Norrington carried a riding crop, though…!

George Morland

Have a wild guess what story that one reminded me of! 😀

George Morland

Hope you’ll like them!
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