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A Sussex Down

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1857-1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Short, Frank (Sir), born 1857 - died 1945 (artist)
    John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Hans Velten

  • Museum number:

    E.3064-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case BOX, shelf 215

Physical description

Landscape mezzotint of a Sussex Down, in black and white. The picture shows two windmills, one on the extreme right, seen over the top of the Down, and two women, who are at work in the foreground to left. It is signed in pencil 'Frank Short.'

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1857-1945 (made)

Artist/maker

Short, Frank (Sir), born 1857 - died 1945 (artist)
John Constable, born 1776 - died 1837 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

Frank Short
Signed in pencil by artist

Dimensions

Height: 5 5/8 in, Width: 10 in

Object history note

The engraving is taken from a sketch in oils by John Constable (RA).

Descriptive line

Mezzotint entitled 'A Sussex Down,' engraved by Frank Short (RA) after John Constable (RA), Great Britain, 1857-1945.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Windmill

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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