Autumnal Sunset

Oil
ca. 1812 (made)
Autumnal Sunset thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Colourful sunset with figures and rooks in oil on paper laid on canvas.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on paper laid on canvas
Brief Description
Oil sketch, 'Autumnal sunset' by Constable.
Physical Description
Colourful sunset with figures and rooks in oil on paper laid on canvas.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 17.1cm
  • Approx. width: 33.6cm
  • Frame height: 417mm
  • Frame width: 569mm
  • Frame depth: 40mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Autumnal Sun Set engraved for the 'English Landscape' (Inscribed on a label on the stretcher)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
In 1812 Constable's exhibits at the Royal Academy were 'Salisbury: Morning', 'A Watermill' (Flatford Mill) (see No. 103 [135-1888]) and two small landscapes. Apart from a possible brief visit to Salisbury (see No. 118 [263-1888]) he spent most of the supper in Suffolk.



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 77]
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991no.181
  • Gray, Anne and John Gage, Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2006
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, cat. no. 120
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 77, 79, 80
  • Feaver, William, Lucian Freud on John Constable, London, British Council, 2003
Other Number
120, plate 71. - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
127-1888

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record createdJune 13, 2006
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