Saturday, August 28, 2010

Phillip Richard Morris - Farewell; and The Return

Price Realized £5,019

the first signed 'P.R. Morris A.R.A. (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with gum arabic
both 14 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. (36.5 x 28.9 cm.)
a pair (2)

Morris exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1858 and 1902. He painted both historical and biblical subjects, but marine associations are particularly strong in his work. In 1884 he exhibited Sweethearts and Wives, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1884, which shows women and children walking away from the quay, their relatives having embarked on their voyage, while Land Ahoy! was sold in these Rooms, 4 November 1994, for £9,200.

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