Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north-west, with cottages thumbnail 1
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Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north-west, with cottages

Drawing
possibly 1829 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Salisbury Cathedral and cottages under a cloudy sky.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
pen and bistre ink and water-colour on paper
Brief Description
John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral seen from the north west, with cottages, 1829, Reynolds cat. no. 319
Physical Description
Salisbury Cathedral and cottages under a cloudy sky.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23.4cm
  • Width: 33.7cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Historical context
'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]
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
Other Number
319, plate 235 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
227-1888

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