Greatest American Painters

William Penn Morgan (1826 – 1900)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on May 29, 2012



Young Girl At Her Easel

A Lady At The Easel – The Portrait Painter

Young Soldiers

The Banjo Player

Tambourine Girl With A Monkey

The Barefoot Boy And The Morning Meal

Mother And Child

The Village Pump

The Doll

The Sea Fable

Two Boys


Feeding The Roosters

An English Fishing Village: Polperro, Cornwall

Story Time


2 Responses to “William Penn Morgan (1826 – 1900)”

  1. vincenzo said

    I find it very interesting works of W.P. Morgan, also find it interesting how all the realism in American painting of the nineteenth century, which, in my opinion, is sufficiently present in the anthology of American Gallery.

    This is a painting focused on the more simple and wholesome life, where stand the feelings of the subject, always taken in their daily lives, but especially stands out the close link between man and his natural environment and family.

    In this sense, realist paintings of the nineteenth century, and later those of the Impressionists, represent, in my opinion, a true historical record, cultural and social life that was led at that time. A world that seems almost magical, but unfortunately we have now lost forever, and for this reason, looking at these paintings, we can only feel nostalgic.

    All this, of course, regardless of the many problems that there were at that time, as social tensions, discrimination, numerous wars, etc …

    In these paintings by Morgan stand the genuine feelings of children, their curiosity in listening to stories and fairy tales, the joy in their group games, their ability to play with toys very poor and simple, often improvised, showing great imagination and creativity.

    For us living in the twenty-first century, accustomed to depend on sophisticated life that we have made ​​progress and consumerism, certain things seem distant in time, when in fact, think about it, not many years have passed.

  2. Jon said

    I have the “mother and child” painting by William Morgan, does anyone know the approximate value of that?

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