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An ash tree

Watercolour Drawing
ca. 1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

View of an ash tree with a sign posted to it.

Object details

Category
Object type
TitleAn ash tree (popular title)
Materials and techniques
pencil and watercolour on paper, squared in pencil for enlargement
Brief description
An ash tree, c.1835, Reynolds cat. no. 376; Constable J
Physical description
View of an ash tree with a sign posted to it.
Dimensions
  • Height: 99cm
  • Width: 68cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'J WHATMAN 1833' (watermark)
  • 'M.C.' [Maria Constable] (Inscription visible by transmitted light in the lower right corner.)
Historical context
'In 1835 Constable's sole exhibit at the Royal Academy was 'The Valley Farm' (see Nos. 373-377 [143-1888, 140-1888, 1249-1888, 1248-1888, 600-1888]). He visited George Constable at Arundel in July. He visited Worcester (where paintings by him had been exhibited in July) to give three lectures, in October.'

[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 221]
Subject depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 221, 223, 224
  • Evans, Mark et al. Vikutoria & Arubāto Bijutsukan-zō : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Japan : Brain Trust, 2002
Other number
376, plate 271 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession number
1248-1888

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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