The Favoured Swain
signed 'Fred Morgan_' (lower right)
oil on canvas
3414 x 5914 in. (87 x 150.5 cm.)
Painted in 1887.
The artist.
His sale; Christie's, London, 17 June 1899, lot 87.
Lister, acquired at the above sale.
Anonymous sale; Chicago Art Galleries, Inc., Chicago, 23 February 1966, lot 310.
Acquired at the above sale by the family of the present owner.
'Round the Studios,' The Pall Mall Budget, London, 31 March 1887, p. 14.
H. Blackburn, ed., Academy Notes 1887 with Facsimiles of Sketches by the Artists, London, May 1887, pp. 7, 35, illustrated.
R. E. Mack, All Things Bright and Beautiful, A Treasury of Picture and Song, London, 1888, n.p., illustrated with the engraving.
Royal Commission for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893: Official Catalogue of the British Section, London, 1893, p. 297, no. 345.
H. Ives, The Dream City, A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition, St. Louis, 1893, n.p., illustrated with the engraving.
J. Oldcastle, 'The Art of Mr. Fred Morgan,' The Windsor Magazine, June 1905, vol. 22, p. 11, illustrated with the engraving.
E. Harris, ed., The Love Poems of Shakespeare, Chicago, 1909, p. 90, illustrated with the engraving.
R. Lyons, Paintings in Taxicabs: Characteristics of Certain Art Consumers, Fargo, ND, 1965, p. 7.
R. K. Engen, Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works, Teaneck, NJ, 1979, p. 144.
London, Royal Academy, 1887, no. 124.
Chicago, World Columbian Exposition, Great Britain, Palace of Fine Arts, 1 May-30 October 1893, no. 344.
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