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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:


  • 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:


  • 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)


ca. 1805 (drawn)


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


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 According to an unpublished entry in the Diary, he called on Farington on 1 June to say that he had been engaged to paint an altarpiece for a country church.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.


Pencil; Watercolour



Subjects depicted

Lady; Women; Portrait


Portraits; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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