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Watercolour - A barn, trees and a grey horse, near East Bergholt
  • A barn, trees and a grey horse, near East Bergholt
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A barn, trees and a grey horse, near East Bergholt

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    31 July 1832 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen, bistre ink, water-colour on paper

  • Museum number:

    221-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A barn with trees, birds, and a horse.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

31 July 1832 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen, bistre ink, water-colour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'July 31. 1832.'
Inscribed below on the left in ink by the artist.

'4'
Serial number inscribed on the back in ink.

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

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 19.0 cm

Historical context note

'In 1832 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy four oil paintings and four drawings. The oil paintings included 'Waterloo Bridge, from Whitehall Stairs, June 18th, 1817' (formerly in the collection of Mr. Harry H. Ferguson; see Nos. 173-175 [290-1888, 322-1888, 604-1888] in this Catalogue); 'A Romantic House, Hampstead' (probably National Gallery No. 1246) and 'Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead' (now in the collection of Sir Kenneth Clark). The drawings included one of 'Jaques and the Wounded Stag' (see No. 407 [795-1888] in this Catalogue). Archdeacon John Fisher died on 25 August.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 204]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A Barn, Trees and a Grey Horse, near East Bergholt, 1832, Reynolds cat. no. 338

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 204, 209-210

Materials

Pen; Paper

Subjects depicted

Horse; Barn; Trees

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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