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Drawing - Fishing boats on shore, probably at Brighton
  • Fishing boats on shore, probably at Brighton
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Fishing boats on shore, probably at Brighton

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1824 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and sepia wash on rough paper

  • Museum number:

    817-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 20, box D

Physical description

Coast scene with boats and figures. Sketch of a mother with a child in her lap on the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1824 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and sepia wash on rough paper

Marks and inscriptions

'24'
Serial number inscribed in ink on the verso.

Dimensions

Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 33.6 cm

Historical context note

'In 1824 Constable's sole exhibit at the Royal Academy was 'A Boat passing a Lock' ('The Lock') (now in the collection of Mr. S. Morrison).'The Hay Wain', the 'View on the Stour near Dedham' and a 'View of Hampstead Heath' were exhibited at the Salon in Paris in this year. He took his wife and family to Brighton for the first time in May, and himself spent some time in London and some with them in Brighton, returning before them at the end of August.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.167]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Fishing boats on shore, probably at Brighton, c.1824, Reynolds cat. no. 284

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 167, 174, 175

Materials

Pen; Wash; Paper

Subjects depicted

Shore; Boats

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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