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George Morland (British, 1763-1804) The Spotted Dog

Auction:
2896B
Lot:
215
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2896B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2016 4:00PM

Description:

George Morland (British, 1763-1804)

The Spotted Dog
Signed and titled within the composition on the signpost c.r., identified on a presentation plaque and on a label from the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, affixed to the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 30 in. (59.0 x 76.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, fine craquelure.

Provenance: A Rhode Island estate.

N.B. The Spotted Dog public house appears to be a real place and may be the establishment located in Chelmsford, England, mentioned by W. Toone in his compilation A Chronological Record, of the remarkable public events ... during the Reigns of George the Third and Fourth and His Present Majesty, published in London in 1843.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

With a label from Thomas McLean, Dealer in Works of Art, London, on the stretcher.
Retouch areas include minor in-painting in the figure composition to the left, and above the figure composition to the right of the painting.
Frame dimensions: 30 x 37 in.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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W. Toone, Craquelure, George Morland, Morland, Chelmsford, London, United Kingdom

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