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Pen and ink and wash - A boat and an anchor on the beach at Brighton
  • A boat and an anchor on the beach at Brighton
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A boat and an anchor on the beach at Brighton

  • Object:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    possibly 1828 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil, pen, and grey wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    199C-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TECHS

Physical description

Sketch of a boat and an anchor. On the back is a pencil drawing of the end of the Brighton Chain Pier.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

possibly 1828 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil, pen, and grey wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J WH TURK 18'
Truncated watermark

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 18.5 cm

Historical context note

'In 1828 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy two paintings called 'Landscape'. One was 'Dedham Vale' (National Gallery of Scotland, No. 2016); the other was 'Hampstead Heath' (No. 301 in this Catalogue [FA.35]). His seventh child, Lionel Bicknell, was born on 2 January. Mrs. Constable died on 23 November.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p.185]

Descriptive line

A boat and an anchor on the beach at Brighton, 1828?, Reynolds cat. no. 308; Constable J

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 185, 188, 189
Shân Lancaster, ed. Constable and Brighton: something out of nothing. London : Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd, 2017. ISBN: 9781785510694.

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Grey wash; Paper

Subjects depicted

Anchor; Ship

Categories

Maritime

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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