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Paintings, Room 88, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

View in a Garden, with a Shed on the Left

Oil Painting
ca. 1821 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This informal view of a back yard may depict the shed at 2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead. Constable described it in August 1821: 'I have cleared a small shed in the garden, which held sand, coal, mops & brooms & that is literally a coal hole, and have made it a workshop, & a place of refuge'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on paper laid on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting, 'View in a Garden, with a Shed on the Left', John Constable, ca. 1821
Physical Description
Landscape with a shed on the left and birds flying over the scene.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 302mm
  • Estimate width: 238mm
  • Frame height: 54.4cm (Note: Taken from frame)
  • Frame width: 49.9cm (Note: Taken from frame)
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'On paper J. Constable R.A. Peel Feb 18 48. 5.' (Inscribed in ink on stretcher)
Credit line
Given by Isabel Constable
Object history
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
Historical context
The chief of Constable's four exhibits in 1821 was 'Landscape: Noon' ('The Hay Wain') (National Gallery No. 1207; for the full-scale sketch see No. 209 [987-1900] in this Catalogue). His third child, Charles Golding Constable, was born on 29 March. He accompanied Archdeacon John Fisher on his visitation of Berkshire in June, took No. 2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead, for his family during the summer and autumn and paid a visit to Fisher at Salisbury in November.



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 135]
Subject depicted
Summary
This informal view of a back yard may depict the shed at 2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead. Constable described it in August 1821: 'I have cleared a small shed in the garden, which held sand, coal, mops & brooms & that is literally a coal hole, and have made it a workshop, & a place of refuge'.
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 135, 144, 146, 147
Other Number
231, plate 175 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession Number
133-1888

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