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Selling Fish

Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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George Morland grew up in a prosperous family of artists. He spent more than he earned and kept moving house to avoid his creditors. In 1799 he moved to a cottage on the Isle of Wight where he probably painted this picture.

Morland created this scene of fishermen and fish sellers by arranging sketches he had made of real people. When this picture was painted the idea of the simple country life was very fashionable. Wealthy people bought pictures of rural workers and picturesque cottages. The paintings usually gave a romantic version of the lives of ordinary people.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum





oil on canvas


H 71 x W 91.5 cm

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Acquisition method

acquired through the Lord Kenilworth Bequest, 1954

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5QP England

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