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Watercolour - Saddleback and part of Skiddaw
  • Saddleback and part of Skiddaw
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Saddleback and part of Skiddaw

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Lake District (made)

  • Date:

    21 September 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 15

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Lake District (made)


21 September 1806 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Saddle back and part of Skeddaw Sep 21 - 1806 Stormy Day - Noon
Inscribed on back on card on which drawing is mounted, copying the artist's inscription on the back of the drawing.


Height: 7.6 cm, Width: 29.5 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].

G Reynolds, 1973, p. 56

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'Saddleback and part of Skiddaw' 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. 56-58.




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