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Drawing - Salisbury Cathedral seen from over the river.
  • Salisbury Cathedral seen from over the river.
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Salisbury Cathedral seen from over the river.

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    25 July, 1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    315-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketch of Salisbury Cathedral viewed from over the river.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

25 July, 1829 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'25 July 1829 Eveng'
Inscribed below on left in pencil by the artist

'9'
Serial number inscribed on the back in ink

Dimensions

Height: 23.4 cm, Width: 33.6 cm

Historical context note

'Constable was elected R.A. on 10 February 1829. He exhibited 'Hadleigh Castle' (now in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; see No. 127 [D.234-1888] in this Catalogue) and a landscape of a "rich cottage". He paid his last two visits to Fisher at Salisbury, in July and in November. His preparations for English Landscape Scenery got under way in this year: the earliest letter on the subject to Lucas printed by Shirley (S.: L., p. 20) is dated 28 August 1829.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.190]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral seen from over the river, 1829, Reynolds cat. no. 314

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190-193
Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury. The Soul of Landscape London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 85759 678 6.

Materials

Pencil; Paper

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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