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Drawing - Pond and cottage at Salisbury (?)
  • Pond and cottage at Salisbury (?)
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837
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Pond and cottage at Salisbury (?)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Salisbury (made)

  • Date:

    1812, August 2 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 16

Physical description

Pencil sketch of a pond and cottage

Place of Origin

Salisbury (made)


1812, August 2 (made)


John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

2d Aug 1812 Salisbury [?]
Inscribed by the artist in pencil in the lower left corner. There seems to be a word after that read as Salisbury, which may be Avon.


Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 18.6 cm

Historical context note

In 1812 Constable's exhibits at the Royal Academy were 'Salisbury: Morning', 'A Watermill' (Flatford Mill) (see No. 103 [135-1888]) and two small landscapes. Apart from a possible brief visit to Salisbury (see No. 118 [263-1888]) he spent most of the supper in Suffolk.

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 77]

Descriptive line

Pond and cottage at salisbury (?)

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

Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 77, 79

Subjects depicted

Pond; Cottage




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