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Drawing - A cart at Gillingham
  • A cart at Gillingham
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A cart at Gillingham

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Dorset (made)

  • Date:

    31 July 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Page from a sketchbook on paper. Figure beside a cart, attached to a horse.

Place of Origin

Dorset (made)


31 July 1820 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Gillingham Dorset July 31st 1820
Inscribed in top corner by the artist.

J WH 18
Truncated watermark


Height: 11.4 cm, Width: 18.4 cm

Historical context note

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]

Descriptive line

John Constable, A cart at Gillingham, 1820, Reynolds cat. no. 190

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 127, 130, 134




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