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Summer Evening

Oil
ca. 1811-1812 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Evening landscape of a field with cows and trees in oil on canvas.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleSummer Evening
Materials and techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief description
Oil painting, 'Summer Evening: View near East Bergholt Showing Langham Church, Stratford Church and Stoke-by-Nayland Church', John Constable, ca. 1811-1812
Physical description
Evening landscape of a field with cows and trees in oil on canvas.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 31.7cm
  • Approx. width: 49.5cm
  • Frame height: 49.5cm
  • Frame width: 69cm
  • Frame depth: 7cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
'There are no paintings or drawings in the Museum's collections known certainly to have been made during the years 1807-1809. In 1807, 1808, and to some extent in 1809, Constable was painting Lake District subjects for exhibition; and in 1807 he was copying portraits of the Dysart family by Reynolds and Hoppner. Some of these copies by Constable are at Ham House.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 66]
Subjects depicted
Places depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991 no.33
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp.66, 68
  • pp. 142-3 In the light of Cuyp : Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough, Constable, Turner with contributions from David Blayney Brown, John Chu, Mark Evans, Rieke van Leeuwen, Quirine van der Meer Mohr, Sandre Paarlberg and others ; edited by Marlies Enklaar & Sander Paarlberg. Zwolle : WBOOKS 2021. 9789462584570. Published to accompany an exhibition held at Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, 3 October 2021 - 6 March 2022.
Other number
98 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession number
585-1888

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Record createdJune 12, 2006
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