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Oil - View of Dedham from the Lane Leading from East Bergholt Church to Flatford
  • View of Dedham from the Lane Leading from East Bergholt Church to Flatford
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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View of Dedham from the Lane Leading from East Bergholt Church to Flatford

  • Object:

    Oil

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810-1815 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on paper laid on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Isabel Constable

  • Museum number:

    134-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case 29, shelf L

Physical description

Landscape view of fields with large tree in middle ground in oil on paper.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1810-1815 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on paper laid on canvas

Dimensions

Height: 23.9 cm approx., Width: 30.2 cm approx., Height: 50.3 cm Frame, Width: 55 cm Frame

Object history note

Given by Isabel Constable, 1888

Historical context note

'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]

Descriptive line

Oil sketch of a country landscape by Constable, England, 19th century.

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

Parris, Leslie and Ian Fleming-Williams, Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991. ISBN 1854370707 / 1854370715. 544 p. : ill. (some col.).
Morris, Edward, ed. Constable's Clouds: Paintings and Cloud Studies by John Constable , Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland ; Liverpool : National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, c2000. 176 p. : ill. (some col.). ISBN 1903278058 (paperback), 1903278066 (hardback).
Hermine Chivian-Cobb, ed. Constable's Oil Sketches 1809-29. The Maria Bicknell Years New York: Salander-O'Reilly Galleries LLC, 2007.
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 69, 74, 77

Materials

Oil paint; Paper; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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