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Landscape with Ruined Castle

Photo credit: Lancashire County Museum Service

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George Morland, a skilled artist, suffered from drunkenness and debt in his career. In the last eight years of his life he executed nearly 900 paintings and over a thousand drawings, in order to alleviate his debts. This smallpainting of a ruined castle is typical of the 'cult of the picturesque' in art, which was popular in polite society at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster



oil on panel


H 24.5 x W 29.5 cm (E)

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bequeathed by Lionel Hewlett through the Art Fund, 1995

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Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster

Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1YS England

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