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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Paintings, Room 88, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

Buildings on rising ground near Hampstead

Oil Sketch
13 October 1821 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Colourful landscape with rolling hills.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleBuildings on rising ground near Hampstead (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Oil on paper
Brief description
Oil sketch, 'Buildings on rising ground near Hampstead' by Constable.
Physical description
Colourful landscape with rolling hills.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 24.8cm
  • Estimate width: 29.8cm
  • Frame height: 45.3cm (Note: Taken from frame)
  • Frame width: 50.4cm (Note: Taken from frame)
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Octr - 13th. 1821. - 4 to 5 afternoon - very fine with Gentle Wind at N.E. (Inscribed on the back in pencil by the artist. The inscription is repeated in ink in another hand.)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
The chief of Constable's four exhibits in 1821 was 'Landscape: Noon' ('The Hay Wain') (National Gallery No. 1207; for the full-scale sketch see No. 209 [987-1900] in this Catalogue). His third child, Charles Golding Constable, was born on 29 March. He accompanied Archdeacon John Fisher on his visitation of Berkshire in June, took No. 2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead, for his family during the summer and autumn and paid a visit to Fisher at Salisbury in November.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 135]
Place depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 135, 143
  • Chivian-Cobb, Hermine, (ed.), Constable's Oil Sketches 1809-29: the Maria Bicknell Years, New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, 2007.
  • Christine Dixon, Ron Radford and Lucina Ward Turner to Monet. The Triumph of Landscape Painting, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2008
Other number
227, plate 171 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession number
781-1888

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Record createdJuly 20, 2006
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