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Drawing - Cottages and trees in the New Forest
  • Cottages and trees in the New Forest
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Cottages and trees in the New Forest

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1820, August 4 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    297-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Pencil sketch of cottages surrounded by trees.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1820, August 4 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

J WH 18
Truncated watermark

New Forest Augt. 4. 1820
Inscribed below on left by the artist

New Forest
Inscribed on the back in pencil

JC
Inscribed on the back in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 16.1 cm, Width: 23.7 cm

Historical context note

In 1820 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy 'Stratford Mill' (now in the collection of Sir Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan) and 'A View of Harwich Lighthouse' (see No. 142 [302-1888] above).
He stayed with Fisher at Salisbury in July and August, settled his wife and children at Hampstead by 1 September, and paid a brief visit to Malvern Hall.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 127]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Cottages and trees in the New Forest, 1820, Reynolds cat. no. 191

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 127, 130, 132

Subjects depicted

Cottage

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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