the nineteenth century in England, domestic subjects of family at home,
children at play and others of the same sort were among the most
popular type of genre paintings. Frederick Morgan was one of the
greatest British genre painters of his time specializing in happy
childhood scenes. His works were very popular as attested by the
large number of reproductions created and sold during his lifetime.
In an article entitled "The Art of Mr. Fred Morgan" (The Windsor Magazine, June 1905, pg. 18), John Oldcastle wrote:
"An artist of his era in his choice
of child-subjects, he is also of his generation in his methods,
reminding us in his sympat
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