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Watercolour - Fittleworth Mill, Sussex
  • Fittleworth Mill, Sussex
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Fittleworth Mill, Sussex

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    23 September, 1834 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

View of the mill amongst foliage. On the back are drawings of plants.

Place of Origin

England (made)


23 September, 1834 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Fittleworth Mill 1834 23 Spr.'
Inscribed at the top left in pencil by the artist.


Height: 20.6 cm, Width: 27.2 cm

Historical context note

'In 1834 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy three water-colour drawings and a pencil drawing: the former included 'The Mound of the City of Old Sarum, from the south' (No. 359 [1628-1888]) and a view of Stoke Poges Church. He visited George Constable for the first time at Arundel in July and Lord Egremont at Petworth in September.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 215]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Fittleworth Mill, Sussex, 1834, Reynolds cat. no. 370

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 215, 220, 221
Andrew Loukes, Constable at Petworth , [England] : National Trust, 2014.


Pencil; Watercolour; Paper




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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