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Watercolour - A sandbank with trees beyond
  • A sandbank with trees beyond
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A sandbank with trees beyond

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1821 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    798-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 18

Physical description

A pencil and water-colour drawing of a sandbank and trees with a pencil drwaing of figures with a cart and horses on the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1821 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and water-colour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm, Width: 11.3 cm

Historical context note

The chief of Constable's four exhibits in 1821 was 'Landscape: Noon' ('The Hay Wain') (National Gallery No. 1207; for the full-scale sketch see No. 209 [987-1900] in this Catalogue). His third child, Charles Golding Constable, was born on 29 March. He accompanied Archdeacon John Fisher on his visitation of Berkshire in June, took No. 2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead, for his family during the summer and autumn and paid a visit to Fisher at Salisbury in November.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 135]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A sandbank with trees beyond, c.1821, Reynolds cat. no. 243

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 135, 150-151

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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