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Drawing - A lock on the Stour
  • A lock on the Stour
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A lock on the Stour

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    11 October, 1827 (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 19

Physical description

Drawing of a lock with trees and water.

Place of Origin

England (made)


11 October, 1827 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'11 Oct 1827'
Inscribed below on left by the artist.

Serial number inscribed on the back in ink.


Height: 22.4 cm, Width: 33.2 cm

Historical context note

'In 1827 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy 'Chain Pier, Brighton' (Tate Gallery, No. 5957; see No. 289 [289-1888]), 'Mill, Gillingham, Dorset' (see No. 288 [1632-1888]) and 'Hampstead Heath'. To the British Institution he sent a version of 'The Glebe Farm' (see No. 111 [161-1888]).'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.179]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A lock on the Stour, 1827, Reynolds cat. no. 293

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 179, 182, 184-185


Pencil; Paper




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