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Drawing - Landscape with cows and trees
  • Landscape with cows and trees
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Landscape with cows and trees

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    28 June 1803 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    627-1888

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 13

Physical description

A detailed drawing in pencil and watercolour, showing cows gathered in front of a cluster of trees.

Date

28 June 1803 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'Tuesday Noon 28 June 1803'
Inscribed on the back in pencil (not in the artist's usual hand; perhaps rewritten by another hand from an erased inscription)

'J. Constable R.A.'
Inscribed on the back in pencil (not in the artist's usual hand; perhaps rewritten by another hand from an erased inscription)

ornamental cartouche surmounted by a crown
On laid paper watermarked.

Dimensions

Height: 189 mm, Width: 233 mm

Historical context note

In 1803 Constable exhibited four works at the Royal Academy. In April he made the trip from London to Deal in the East Indiaman Coutts. He took leave of Farington before going into Essex on 20 June (Greig, Vol. II, p. 111).

[G Reynolds]

Descriptive line

John Constable, Landscape with cows and trees, 1803, Reynolds cat. no. 51

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 48-51.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawn

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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