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This coastal scene, which has been attributed to him, but is most likely to be a contemporary copy, depicts the popular topic of smuggling. A print, dated 1793, of the same motif (PAH7348) drawn by Morland and engraved by James Ward forms the basis for this identification. Both images show a small boat being unloaded with a few barrels onto the rocky shore in the foreground. A man is moving them onto a horse and cart. Other boats are at sea and perhaps are meant to represent other smugglers. In the late 18th century and early 19th century a scene like this fulfilled the audience's appetite for romantic and adventurous narratives, also reflected in contemporary literature.
- Image reference: BHC1077
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London