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Drawing - Wheatsheaves at East Bergholt
  • Wheatsheaves at East Bergholt
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Wheatsheaves at East Bergholt

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    East Bergholt (made)

  • Date:

    1815, August 15 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 15

Physical description

Pencil drawing of wheatsheaves.

Place of Origin

East Bergholt (made)


1815, August 15 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Truncated watermark

15 August 1815. East Bergholt
Inscribed below by the artist.


Height: 7.8 cm, Width: 10.1 cm

Historical context note

In 1815 Constable exhibited five paintings and three drawings at the Royal Academy, including 'Boat-building' (No. 137). His mother died early this year and he was in Suffolk in May. He left London again for Suffolk on 6 July and remained there most of the year, being detained during December by his father's serious illness.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 106]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Wheatsheaves at East Bergholt, 1815, Reynolds cat. no. 140

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 106, 108

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