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Drawing - The demolition or repair of old houses in Salisbury
  • The demolition or repair of old houses in Salisbury
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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The demolition or repair of old houses in Salisbury

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Salisbury (made)

  • Date:

    20 November 1829 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, black chalk and light watercolour washes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist

  • Museum number:

    254-1888

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketch of run-down houses in Salisbury.

Place of Origin

Salisbury (made)

Date

20 November 1829 (made)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, black chalk and light watercolour washes

Marks and inscriptions

'Sarum 20 Novr 1829'
Inscribed in lower right corner in pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm, Width: 33.7 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

Drawing, 'The demolition or repair of old houses in Salisbury' by Constable.

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190-193

Materials

Pencil; Black chalk; Watercolour

Subjects depicted

Houses

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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