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A Cart on a lane at Flatford

Oil Painting
17 May 1811 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painting of a landscape with a man on a cart.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on paper laid on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'A Cart on a Lane at Flatford', John Constable, 1811
Physical Description
Painting of a landscape with a man on a cart.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 15.2cm
  • Estimate width: 21.6cm
  • Frame height: 45.2cm
  • Frame width: 50.2cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'17 May, 1811 L.B.C.' (Inscribed in ink on a label on the stretcher; the initials are those of Lionel Bicknell Constable, the artist's youngest son)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
'In the year 1811 Constable's exhibits at the Royal Academy comprised 'Twilight', and 'Dedham Vale: morning' (now in the collection of Sir Richard Proby). He visited Suffolk in the spring and paid his first visit to Salisbury in the autumn: this was probably the occasion of his first meeting with John Fisher, who was to become his closest friend. His attachment to Maria Bicknell became known during this year, and he received her father's permission to write to her in October.'



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 69]
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991no.41
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, p. 69, 72
Other Number
100, plate 60. - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
326-1888

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record createdJune 13, 2006
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