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FREDERICK MORGAN (British 1856-1927)



oil on linen, signed lower left "Fred Morgan"


Cooling Galleries Ltd., 92 Bond Street, London

Christie's stamp "01BZ"


British artist Frederick Morgan was renowned for his idyllic genre

domestic and country scenes depicting happy children interacting

with pets and other animals. Initially depicting the hardships of rural

labour, Morgan’s style developed to focus on sympathetic and

charming portrayals of children, often using his own family as

subjects. This new awareness and notion of unspoilt childhood was

an enormously popular theme revered by the middle and upper

classes of the day. Moving away from the tight Pre-Raphaelite

tradition toward a looser handling influenced by French plein-air

painters, Frederick developed his own style much less precise and

more impressionistic than his father, John Morgan, whom he trained

under. Taking inspiration from places he visited, Frederick often

sketched in situ before finishing in the studio and his work became

so popular it was reproduced widely both in print and used in

advertising such as for Pears Soap. His popularity was such that for

many years all his paintings were purchased by the prestigious

Thomas Agnew & Sons' Gallery. He exhibited regularly with more

than two hundred works at the Royal Academy between 1865 and

1919, the Royal Society of Oil Painters of which he was a founding

member, Burlington House, and the Manchester City Art Gallery.


Size in inches: 28.5 h x 21 w (with frame: 34 1/2"h x 27 1/4"w)



Frederick Morgan (British, 1856-1927) 'Your turn next' oil on linen

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