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Study of poppies

Oil Painting
ca. 1832 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Oil study of two poppy plants with two flowers and one bud.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on paper with a brown ground.
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'Study of Poppies', John Constable, ca. 1832
Physical Description
Oil study of two poppy plants with two flowers and one bud.
Dimensions
  • Support height: 60.5cm (estimate)
  • Support width: 48.7cm (estimate)
  • Frame height: 91cm (measured) (Note: Standard light oak)
  • Frame width: 68cm (measured) (Note: Standard light oak)
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
'In 1832 Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy four oil paintings and four drawings. The oil paintings included 'Waterloo Bridge, from Whitehall Stairs, June 18th, 1817' (formerly in the collection of Mr. Harry H. Ferguson; see Nos. 173-175 [290-1888, 322-1888, 604-1888] in this Catalogue); 'A Romantic House, Hampstead' (probably National Gallery No. 1246) and 'Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead' (now in the collection of Sir Kenneth Clark). The drawings included one of 'Jaques and the Wounded Stag' (see No. 407 [795-1888] in this Catalogue). Archdeacon John Fisher died on 25 August.'



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 204]
Subject depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 204, 210
Other Number
351, plate 300 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
329-1888

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