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

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    20 August 1823 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    281-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

20 August 1823 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Augst. 20. 1823.'
Inscribed at top right in pencil by the artist.

Dimensions

Height: 18.1 cm, Width: 25.9 cm

Historical context note

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]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral, seen over the river from the south-west, 1823, Reynolds cat. no. 256

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

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.

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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