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Watercolour - Windsor Castle from the river
  • Windsor Castle from the river
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Windsor Castle from the river

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Windsor Castle (drawn)

  • Date:

    May 1802 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (drawn by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and red chalk and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    803-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 12

Physical description

A view of Windsor Castle in pencil, red chalk and watercolour wash. Looking over the river to the castle.

Place of Origin

Windsor Castle (drawn)

Date

May 1802 (drawn)

Artist/maker

John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (drawn by)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and red chalk and watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 259 mm, Width: 370 mm

Historical context note

'Constable exhibited for the first time at the Royal Academy in 1802, his entry being called 'A Landscape'; this painting has not yet been identified. He visited Windsor in May (see Nos. 33-35), and was at East Bergholt in the summer and autumn.'

[G Reynolds]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Windsor Castle from the river, 1802, Reynolds cat. no. 34

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

G. Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum: Catalogue of the Constable Collection, 1973, pp. 44-45

Materials

Pencil; Red chalk; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

River; Castle; Boats

Categories

Watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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