19th Century Impressionist Oil on Canvas Painting Bucolic Figural Landscape by Philip Richard Morris ARA 1880

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A fine antique oil on canvas, by Philip Richard Morris ARA (British 1836-1902), an Impressionistic figural pastoral landscape, circa 1880.
A beautiful bucolic scene of farm women in traditional dress, one holding a baby the other holding a basket of eggs, with two calves on a rain washed pathway, to the distance are is a gaggle of geese in a woodland setting. The painting is signed "Phil R Morris" lower right and is housed in the original gilded frame, both the frame and painting are in excellent condition.
This very beautiful painting is ready to hang on your wall.

William Holman Hunt (one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood) persuaded Morris's father to allow his son to study at the British Museum and enter the Royal Academy Schools. There he emerged as a star pupil, winning the gold medal and a travelling studentship to Italy. Morris enjoyed considerable success in the 1860s and 1870s, firstly with subject pictures based on the sea and the sailor's life and then with religious subjects. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (A.R.A) in 1887, He was also a painter of genre scenes (particularly allegorical ones of rural life), Holman Hunt-influenced religious paintings and (later in his career) portraits.
Morris was born in near Plymouth and taken to London aged 14 by his iron-founder father to train for the family trade, Philip became increasingly interested in art and, with William Holman Hunt winning round his father, began taking evening drawing classes in the British Museum and (from 1855) in the Royal Academy Schools. At the latter, he used the travelling studentship he won for his The Good Samaritan to fund a journey to Italy and France, remaining there until 1864.
Morris was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1877 (despite his talents and health already being on the wane), though he resigned it in 1900. In 1878 he married a widow, Catherine Sargeantson, the daughter of J. Evans of Llangollen, they had two sons and three daughters. Catherine died in 1886.
Philip and Catherine's daughter Gladys Hill Morris (1879–1946), married the noted British sportsman, author, journalist and editor, Bertram Fletcher Robinson,[1] and her younger sister, Florence Mariane Morris (b.1882) married the archaeologist, Alexander Keiller in 1913.


26 inches high × 33.25 inches wide × 1.75 inches deep


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