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Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour

Drawing
ca. 1825 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

View of cottage and figures on a bridge.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil, pen and bistre ink and grey wash on laid paper
Brief Description
John Constable, 'Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour', c.1820-30, Reynolds cat. no. 324
Physical Description
View of cottage and figures on a bridge.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.8cm
  • Width: 27cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'J BUDGEN 1823' (Watermark)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist
Historical context
'Constable was elected R.A. on 10 February 1829. He exhibited 'Hadleigh Castle' (now in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; see No. 127 [D.234-1888] in this Catalogue) and a landscape of a "rich cottage". He paid his last two visits to Fisher at Salisbury, in July and in November. His preparations for English Landscape Scenery got under way in this year: the earliest letter on the subject to Lucas printed by Shirley (S.: L., p. 20) is dated 28 August 1829.'



[G Reynolds, 1973, p.190]
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991317
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190, 196
Other Number
324, plate 246 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
243-1888

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