THE INSIDE OF THE STABLE
By GEORGE MORLAND


THE INSIDE OF THE STABLE
BY GEORGE MORLAND (1763-1804)
IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

Morland was typical of the age he lived in, when men lived hard, and, as his life showed, worked hard also. He died at a comparatively early age, and it is a remarkable testimony to his genius that during his comparatively brief career, punctuated as it was with violent excesses which might well have ruined all capacity for work, he contrived to turn out such a number of masterpieces and to make his mark in the world of art for all time. Even his excesses were turned to account, for upon one occasion, when a friend chided him for keeping very low company in a tavern, he asked how it would otherwise be possible to depict faithfully the scenes of rural life which he wished to paint.

Art was as natural to Morland as breathing. Even the youthful prococity of Millais pales before his early evidence of genius. He was but ten years of age when he exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time, and before he died thirty-nine of his paintings had been hung at its Exhibitions. Altogether he produced some hundreds of paintings and drawings, although he was always in financial difficulties and was often compelled to change his place of residence to escape his numerous creditors.

"The Inside of a Stable" is considered Morland's masterpiece. It was painted in 1791, and the scene is said to have been laid in the stable of the White Lion Inn at Paddington. One of its greatest charms is its naturalness, for although the various objects in the stable are apparently scattered carelessly, they fit perfectly into the composition, and each one, on examination, is seen to be in its proper place.

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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Large Index of Morland Paintings
from Sterling Times

Biography of Morland
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George Morland
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Morland Prints

George Morland Online
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Famous Paintings in this Series





James Archer
My Great Grandmother


Bashkirtseff
The Meeting


Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
From the Dorsetshire Cliffs


Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
Monna Lisa


Edouard Detaille
The Dream


Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
Queen Charlotte


Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
Home With the Tide


Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
The Stream in Summer-time


Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
A Canal With a Fisherman


Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
Speak! Speak!


Sir J.E. Mallais
My First Sermon


George Morland
The Reckoning


George Morland
The Inside of a Stable


Murillo
The Immaculate Conception
of the Virgin


Alfred Parsons
When Nature Painted
All Things Gay


Ralph Peacock
The Sisters


Rembrandt
Syndics of the
Cloth Merchants' Guild


Guido Reni
"Ecce Homo"


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Hoare
With Her Infant Son


Briton Riviere
The Temptation
in the Wilderness


Dante Gabriel
Rossetti
Day Dreams


John Singer Sargent
Miss Ellen Terry
as Lady Macbeth


Lady Stanley
(Dorothy Tennant)
His First Offence


Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
Waterloo to Paris


Constant Troyon
Watering Cattle


H.S. Tuke
"All Hands to the Pumps"


Velazquez
King Philip IV. of Spain


S.E. Waller
Sweethearts and Wives


Thomas Webster
The Smile

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Art Gallery

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Famous Paintings Volume 2
Art Gallery

Index
Art Appreciation
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