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Watercolour - A barn.

A barn.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1834 or 1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketch of a barn.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1834 or 1835 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and water-colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Serial number inscribed on the back in ink.

'M.L.C.' [Maria Louisa Constable]
Inscribed on the back in pencil.


Height: 13.0 cm, Width: 21.1 cm

Historical context note

'In 1835 Constable's sole exhibit at the Royal Academy was 'The Valley Farm' (see Nos. 373-377 [143-1888, 140-1888, 1249-1888, 1248-1888, 600-1888]). He visited George Constable at Arundel in July. He visited Worcester (where paintings by him had been exhibited in July) to give three lectures, in October.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 221]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A Barn, 1834 or 1835?, Reynolds cat. no. 389

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 221, 231-233
Andrew Loukes, Constable at Petworth , [England] : National Trust, 2014.


Pencil; Watercolour; Paper

Subjects depicted





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