- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: A winter landscape with figures skating and a man falling on a frozen waterway
- Artist: George Morland
- Format (cm): 50.8 x 66 cm.
- Format (in): 20 x 26 in.
- Last Sale price: 37 500,00
- Last Sale date:
George Morland (London c. 1763-1804) A winter landscape with figures skating and a man falling on a frozen waterway signed ‘G.Morland.pin*’ (lower right) oil on canvas 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66 cm.)
Sir Walter Gilbey, Bart., Elsham Hall, Essex, England. Barnet Lewis, Esq.; (+), Christie’s, London, 3 March 1931, lot 117 (550 gns. to Tooth). with Agnew’s, London. with Jean Levy, New York. Anonymous sale; Christie’s, New York, 19 May 1993, lot 124 ($23,000).
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A. C. Williamson, George Morland: His Life and Works, London, 1904, p. 115. E. D. Cuming, George Morland, His Life and Works , London, 1907, color plate opposite p. 170.
Educated at The Royal Academy, George Morland (1763-1804) is best known for his portrayals of country life. In this scene of wintry mayhem, a group of skaters and bystanders watch as two men scramble on the ice. An undated copy of this painting by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) is in the collection of Tate Britain (inv. N02978).