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View in a Garden with a red house beyond

Oil Sketch
ca. 1821 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

It is thought that Constable painted this view from an upstairs window of his home in Lower Terrace, Hampstead, looking over his own garden and towards a neighbouring house. The effect of motion in the trees on a windy day is conveyed by vivid dabs of yellow and white paint.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil sketch, 'View in a garden with a red house beyond' by Constable.
Physical Description
Dark landscape with a red house and clothes on a clothes line.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 35.5cm
  • Estimate width: 30.5cm
  • Frame height: 54.5cm
  • Frame width: 50cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
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]
Subject depicted
Summary
It is thought that Constable painted this view from an upstairs window of his home in Lower Terrace, Hampstead, looking over his own garden and towards a neighbouring house. The effect of motion in the trees on a windy day is conveyed by vivid dabs of yellow and white paint.
Bibliographic References
  • Schulze, Sabine, (ed.) The Painter's Garden: Design, Inspiration, Delight, Frankfurt am Main, Städel Museum, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2006
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 135, 144, 146, 147
  • Gayford, Martin and Anne Lyles, Constable portraits: the painter and his circle, London, National Portrait Gallery, 2009.
Other Number
232, plate 176 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
136-1888

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record createdJuly 20, 2006
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