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Drawing - A willow tree in Flatford Meadows
  • A willow tree in Flatford Meadows
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A willow tree in Flatford Meadows

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    13 October 1827 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and slight grey wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    838-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 19

Physical description

Sketch of a willow tree leaning to the left over a pond with ducks.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

13 October 1827 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and slight grey wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J WHATMAN TURKEY MILLS 1824'
watermark

'Flatford Meadows Octr. 13. 1827.'
Inscribed in lower left corner in pencil by the artist

'2'
Serial number inscibed on the back in ink.

Dimensions

Height: 22.4 cm, Width: 33.2 cm

Historical context note

'In 1827 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy 'Chain Pier, Brighton' (Tate Gallery, No. 5957; see No. 289 [289-1888]), 'Mill, Gillingham, Dorset' (see No. 288 [1632-1888]) and 'Hampstead Heath'. To the British Institution he sent a version of 'The Glebe Farm' (see No. 111 [161-1888]).'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.179]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A willow tree in Flatford Meadows, 1827, Reynolds cat. no. 295

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 179, 183, 184-185

Materials

Pencil; Grey wash; Paper

Subjects depicted

Willow; Duck

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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