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Print - The Rainbow, Salisbury Cathedral
  • The Rainbow, Salisbury Cathedral
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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The Rainbow, Salisbury Cathedral

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1802-1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)
    Lucas, David, born 1802 - died 1881 (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint and drypoint, corrected with Chinese white

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Isabel Constable

  • Museum number:

    1250-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case 64, shelf R

Physical description

Landscape proof impression corrected with Chinese white, in black and white. The print shows Salisbury Cathedral in the background, with a rainbow arching over the top, against defined clouds. In the foreground is a river, with three horses pulling a cart through it, driven by a single man. On the bank of the river at the very front of the print is some broken fencing and a dog. By David Lucas, after John Constable (RA).

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1802-1881 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)
Lucas, David, born 1802 - died 1881 (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint and drypoint, corrected with Chinese white

Dimensions

Height: 55.2 cm from catalogue, Width: 69.2 cm from catalogue

Descriptive line

Proof impression corrected with Chinese white entitled 'The Rainbow, Salisbury Cathedral,' by David Lucas, after John Constable (RA), Great Britain,

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

Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury. The Soul of Landscape London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 85759 678 6.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint; Drypoint

Subjects depicted

Rainbows

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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