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A View at Salisbury, from the Library of Archdeacon Fisher's House

Oil Painting
12/07/1829 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Low flat landscape with a cloudy sky.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Oil on paper
Brief Description
Oil sketch, 'View at Salisbury, from the library of Archdeacon Fisher's house', Constable, 1829.
Physical Description
Low flat landscape with a cloudy sky.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 16.2cm
  • Approx. width: 30.5cm
  • Frame height: 41.3cm
  • Frame width: 56.5cm
  • Frame depth: 4cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Fisher's - Library - Salisbury Sunday July 12. 1829 4 o clock afternoon.' (Inscribed on the back in pencil by the artist; followed by a transcript of this inscription in ink.)
  • 'M.L.C.' [Maria Louisa Constable] (Initials inscirbed in pencil on the back.)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
'Constable was elected R.A. on 10 February 1829. He exhibited 'Hadleigh Castle' (now in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; see No. 127 [D.234-1888] in this Catalogue) and a landscape of a "rich cottage". He paid his last two visits to Fisher at Salisbury, in July and in November. His preparations for English Landscape Scenery got under way in this year: the earliest letter on the subject to Lucas printed by Shirley (S.: L., p. 20) is dated 28 August 1829.'



[G Reynolds, 1973, p.190]
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Morris, Edward, ed. Constable's Clouds: Paintings and Cloud Studies by John Constable , Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland ; Liverpool : National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, c2000. 176 p. : ill. (some col.). ISBN 1903278058 (paperback), 1903278066 (hardback).
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, p. 190
  • Chivian-Cobb, Hermine, (ed.), Constable's Oil Sketches 1809-29: the Maria Bicknell Years, New York, Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, 2007.
  • Christine Dixon, Ron Radford and Lucina Ward Turner to Monet. The Triumph of Landscape Painting, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2008
  • Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury. The Soul of Landscape London: Scala Publishers Ltd, 2011. ISBN: 978 1 85759 678 6.
Other Number
311, plate 230 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
153-1888

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