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Watercolour - A lady seated
  • A lady seated
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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A lady seated

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.44-1942

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Pencil and watercolour drawing entitled 'A lady seated'.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

ca. 1805 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'11 4' or 'Mrs'
Inscribed on the back in pencil with an illegible scribble

Dimensions

Height: 106 mm, Width: 121 mm

Historical context note

In 1805 Constable exhibited 'A Landscape: Moonlight' at the Royal Academy. According to an unpublished entry in the Diary, he called on Farington on 1 June to say that he had been engaged to paint an altarpiece for a country church. This picture was probably the altarpiece for Brantham Curch which Leslie assigns to the previous year (Beckett, I, pp. 18-9)

G Reynolds, 1973, p. 52.

Descriptive line

Pencil and watercolour drawing by John Constable entitled 'A lady seated'. Great Britain, c.1805, Reynolds cat. no. 64.

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 52-56.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Lady; Women; Portrait

Categories

Portraits; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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