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Watercolour - Houses in Dedham, with the church tower
  • Houses in Dedham, with the church tower
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Houses in Dedham, with the church tower

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Dedham (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    347-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketch of houses with trees and a church tower.

Place of Origin

Dedham (made)

Date

ca. 1832 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and water-colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J WHAT 18'
truncated watermark

'7'
Serial number inscribed on the back in ink.

'M.L.C.' [Maria Louisa Constable]
Inscribed on the back in pencil.

'For S. Kensington Museum.'
Inscribed in ink on the back, amongst rough scribbles.

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Historical context note

'In 1832 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy four oil paintings and four drawings. The oil paintings included 'Waterloo Bridge, from Whitehall Stairs, June 18th, 1817' (formerly in the collection of Mr. Harry H. Ferguson; see Nos. 173-175 [290-1888, 322-1888, 604-1888] in this Catalogue); 'A Romantic House, Hampstead' (probably National Gallery No. 1246) and 'Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead' (now in the collection of Sir Kenneth Clark). The drawings included one of 'Jaques and the Wounded Stag' (see No. 407 [795-1888] in this Catalogue). Archdeacon John Fisher died on 25 August.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 204]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Houses in Dedham, with the church tower, c.1832, Reynolds cat. no. 350

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 204, 209-210

Materials

Pencil; Water-colour; Paper

Subjects depicted

Houses; Church tower

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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