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Autumnal Sunset

  • Object:

    Oil

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1812 (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:

    127-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case 47, shelf R

Physical description

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

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1812 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on paper laid on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

Autumnal Sun Set engraved for the 'English Landscape'

Dimensions

Height: 17.1 cm approx., Width: 33.6 cm approx., Height: 417 mm frame, Width: 569 mm frame, Depth: 40 mm frame

Object history note

Given by Isabel Constable, 1888

Historical context note

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]

Descriptive line

Oil sketch, 'Autumnal sunset' by Constable.

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.).
Grey, Anne and John Gage Constable. Impressions of Land, Sea and Sky Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2006. ISBN: 0642541566.
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

Materials

Oil paint; Paper; Canvas

Techniques

Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Sunset

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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