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Drawing - The Cottage in a Cornfield, East Bergholt.
  • The Cottage in a Cornfield, East Bergholt.
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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The Cottage in a Cornfield, East Bergholt.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    East Bergholt (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1815 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 304

Physical description

Page from a sketchbook on light green paper. Pencil drawing of a cottage.

Place of Origin

East Bergholt (made)


ca. 1815 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

East Bergholt
Inscribed by the artist at top with an inscription of which EB is alone now legible.

The Cottage in the Cornfield.
Inscribed on the back, probably not by the artist.


Height: 10.2 cm, Width: 7.9 cm

Historical context note

In 1815 Constable exhibited five paintings and three drawings at the Royal Academy, including 'Boat-building' (No. 137). His mother died early this year and he was in Suffolk in May. He left London again for Suffolk on 6 July and remained there most of the year, being detained during December by his father's serious illness.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 106]

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'The Cottage in a Cornfield' by Constable.

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

Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991
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, pp. 106, 109, 110

Subjects depicted





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