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Drawing - Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north-west, with cottages
  • Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north-west, with cottages
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north-west, with cottages

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    possibly 1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and bistre ink and water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    227-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3D

Physical description

Salisbury Cathedral and cottages under a cloudy sky.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

possibly 1829 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and bistre ink and water-colour on paper

Dimensions

Height: 23.4 cm, Width: 33.7 cm

Historical context note

'Constable was elected R.A. on 10 February 1829. He exhibited 'Hadleigh Castle' (now in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; see No. 127 [D.234-1888] in this Catalogue) and a landscape of a "rich cottage". He paid his last two visits to Fisher at Salisbury, in July and in November. His preparations for English Landscape Scenery got under way in this year: the earliest letter on the subject to Lucas printed by Shirley (S.: L., p. 20) is dated 28 August 1829.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.190]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north west, with cottages, 1829, Reynolds cat. no. 319

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190, 192, 193
Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury. The Soul of Landscape London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 85759 678 6.

Materials

Pen; Bistre; Water-colour; Paper

Subjects depicted

Cottage

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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