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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead

5 July 1833 (made)
Place Of Origin

Drawing of trees and foliage with birds above.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pencil on paper
Brief Description
John Constable, Trees in West End Fields, Hampstead, 1833, Reynolds cat. no. 353
Physical Description
Drawing of trees and foliage with birds above.
  • Height: 235mm
  • Width: 327mm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'J WHATMAN 1830' (watermark)
  • 'July 5, 1833 West End feilds' (Inscribed in top right corner in pencil by the artist.)
Historical context
'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]
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
Other Number
353, plate 257 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Accession Number

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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