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Watercolour - Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire.  Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy'
  • Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire. Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy'
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire. Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy'

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    July 1833 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    water-colour

  • Museum number:

    174-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Church with a cemetery, trees, and birds flying above.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

July 1833 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

'Stanza 5th--"The breezy call of incense breathing morn, / No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed" / John Constable R.A. July 1833'
Inscribed on the back in pencil by the artist.

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 19.8 cm

Historical context note

'In 1833 Constable exhibited four oil paintings and three drawings at the Royal Academy: the former included 'Englefield House, Berkshire ... morning' (see Nos. 340-344 [345-1888, 255-1888, 1258-1888, 1258a-1888, 1258b-1888]) and 'Cottage in a Cornfield' (No. 352 [1631-1888]). He gave his first lecture in Hampstead this year. '

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 210]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire, Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy', 1833, Reynolds cat. no. 354

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 210, 213
p.77, pl.65
British watercolours : 1750-1950 / Katherine Coombs. London: V&A Publications, 2012

Materials

Water-colour

Subjects depicted

Graveyard; Church

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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