||DAWE, Phillip after Geoge MORLAND
Children Gathering Black-Berries
London: Published by William Dickinson, 20 December 1788. Mezzotint with added hand colour. The pair to "Children Fishing". In excellent condition with the exception of some repairs in the margins. Image size: 18 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 22 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches.
A lovely impression of this beautiful print after George Morland, a master of English genre painting.
George Morland was one of the most successful genre painters of his time, creating, during his industrious career, some of England's most cherished paintings. At an early age Morland displayed his artistic genius, he learned to paint at three and exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy at the mere age of ten. Morland was a prodigious painter, producing more than 4000 paintings during the entirety of his career, and sometimes painting two or three works in a day. His beautiful idealistic scenes were a favorite source of inspiration for contemporary engravers, and as many as 250 separate engravings were done of his paintings during his lifetime. Morland is considered a master of genre, his beautiful paintings depict with insightful subtly the tender side of English country life.
Dawe, G. Morland p.139