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(b London, 26 June 1763 [or, according to his own account, 26 May 1762]; d London, 29 Oct. 1804). English painter, mainly of scenes from rural life, the son and pupil of Henry Morland (?1716–97), a painter of portraits and fancy pictures who was also a dealer, forger, and restorer. George was precocious and a fluent worker and produced a huge amount of work, in spite of leading a dissolute life and often being drunk, in hiding from his creditors, or in prison.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)