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Drawing - Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour
  • Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and bistre ink and grey wash on laid paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist

  • Museum number:

    243-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 20

Physical description

View of cottage and figures on a bridge.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1825 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and bistre ink and grey wash on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J BUDGEN 1823'
Watermark

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 27 cm

Historical context note

'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]

Descriptive line

John Constable, 'Flatford Old Bridge and Bridge Cottage on the Stour', c.1820-30, Reynolds cat. no. 324

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

317
Parris, Leslie and Fleming-Williams, Ian. Constable London : The Tate Gallery, 1991
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190, 196

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Bistre; Grey wash; Laid paper

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Bridge; Cottage

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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