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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:

    Watercolour

  • 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:

    215-1888

  • 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)

Date

23 September, 1834 (made)

Artist/maker

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.

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Paper

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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