Salisbury Cathedral, seen over the river from the south-west thumbnail 1
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Salisbury Cathedral, seen over the river from the south-west

Drawing
20 August 1823 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sketch of Salisbury Cathedral with a river and punting boat in the foreground.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pencil on paper
Brief Description
John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral, seen over the river from the south-west, 1823, Reynolds cat. no. 256
Physical Description
Sketch of Salisbury Cathedral with a river and punting boat in the foreground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 18.1cm
  • Width: 25.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Augst. 20. 1823.' (Inscribed at top right in pencil by the artist.)
Historical context
In 1823 Constable's chief exhibit at the Royal Academy was 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds' (No. 254 [FA 33] in this Catalogue). He visited Fisher in August (see Nos. 256 [281-1888] and 257 [354-1888]) and stayed with Sir George Beaumont at Coleorton from the last week of October until the end of November (see Nos. 259-262 [835-1888, 815-1888, 266-1888, 356-1888]).



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 156]
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 155, 156, 164, 167
  • Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury. The Soul of Landscape London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 85759 678 6.
Other Number
256, plate 195 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
281-1888

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