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Watercolour - View in the Lake District
  • View in the Lake District
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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View in the Lake District

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lake District (made)

  • Date:

    1806 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 79

Physical description

View with lots of trees in pencil and watercolour.

Place of Origin

Lake District (made)


1806 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour


Height: 27.9 cm, Width: 39.1 cm

Historical context note

'Constable's only exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1806 was No. 65 [169-1888]. In June he was at East Bergholt, as is attested by Nos. 66 and 67 [224-1888 and 346-1888]. In the autumn he paid a visit of some two months to the Lake District and made many drawings, among them Nos. 72-94 [794-1888, 348-1888, 192-1888, 812-1888, 170-1888, 185-1888, 188-1888, 184-1888, 187-1888, 178-1888, 179-1888, 177-1888, 193-1888, 183-1888, 1256-1888, 596-1888, 181-1888, 182-1888, 1257-1888, 811-1888, 349-1888, 186-1888, 194-1888].'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 56]

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'View in the Lake District' by Constable.

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

Hebron, Stephen, Conal Shields and Timothy Wilcox, The Solitude of Mountains. Constable and the Lake District. Grasmere: The Wordsworth Trust, 2006. ISBN 1905256108.
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 56, 64, 65

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