Sketch at Hampstead: Evening thumbnail 1
Sketch at Hampstead: Evening thumbnail 2
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS , Case R, Shelf 22, Box R

Sketch at Hampstead: Evening

28/10/1820 (made)
Place Of Origin

Landscape scene with a bright sunset.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on card
Brief Description
Oil sketch of the sky over Hampstead by Constable, England, 19th century.
Physical Description
Landscape scene with a bright sunset.
  • Approx. height: 15.9cm
  • Approx. width: 20.3cm
  • Frame height: 45.2cm
  • Frame width: 50.2cm
  • Depth: 3.2cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Marks and Inscriptions
'28th Octr. fine Evening Wind Gentle at S.W.' (Inscribed on the back in pencil by the artist; the inscription is repeated in ink, together with the monogram 'JC'. Also on the back are brush scribbles, mainly in green, and a comic face.)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
In 1820 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy 'Stratford Mill' (now in the collection of Sir Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan) and 'A View of Harwich Lighthouse' (see No. 142 [302-1888] above).

He stayed with Fisher at Salisbury in July and August, settled his wife and children at Hampstead by 1 September, and paid a brief visit to Malvern Hall.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 127]
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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).
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 124, 135
  • Feaver, William, Lucian Freud on John Constable, London, British Council, 2003
Other Number
208, plate 158 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Accession Number

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record createdJune 27, 2006
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