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Drawing - Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead
  • Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Hampstead (made)

  • Date:

    5 July 1833 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing of trees and foliage with birds above.

Place of Origin

Hampstead (made)


5 July 1833 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J WHATMAN 1830'

'July 5, 1833 West End feilds'
Inscribed in top right corner in pencil by the artist.


Height: 235 mm, Width: 327 mm

Historical context note

'In 1833 Constable exhibited four oil paintings and three drawings at the Royal Academy: the former included 'Englefield House, Berkshire ... morning' (see Nos. 340-344 [345-1888, 255-1888, 1258-1888, 1258a-1888, 1258b-1888]) and 'Cottage in a Cornfield' (No. 352 [1631-1888]). He gave his first lecture in Hampstead this year. '

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 210]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead, 1833, Reynolds cat. no. 353

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 210, 212
Constable. 200 years in Hampstead Exhibition catalogue for exhibition at Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, October 2012 - April 2013.


Pencil; Paper

Subjects depicted





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