On the edge of a wood

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Acquired in 1888 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Constable, John (RA)
attributions_note
bibliography
Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 190, 197-198 The following is an extract from the text of the entry: "Holmes, p. 249, dates c. 1829. The implied comparison with the Salisbury sketches of that year (Nos. 311, 312 and 320) may be taken as the best basis available for the dating of this sketch. Some features however recall the technique of 'The Grove, Hampstead' (Tate Gallery, No. 1246) to which the date of 1832 is assigned (Davies, p. 27)."
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Isabel Constable
date_end
1829-12-31
date_start
1820-01-01
date_text
ca. 1825 (made)
descriptive_line
Oil sketch, 'On the edge of a wood' by Constable.
dimensions
Height: 16.5 cm estimate, Width: 30.1 cm estimate, Height: 41.8 cm Frame, Width: 57 cm Frame
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Turner and Constable and their European Contemporaries (Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen 04/09/2004-09/01/2005)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS
historical_context_note
'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]
historical_significance
history_note
Given by Isabel Constable, 1888
id
833
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:22:17.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:22:17.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 31, box L
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
paper, oil paint
materials_techniques
Oil on paper
museum_number
788-1888
museum_number_token
7881888
object_number
O126219
object_type
Oil sketch
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Figures next to a wood under a cloudy sky.
place
England
primary_image_id
2006BB9708
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
on-the-edge-of-a-oil-sketch-constable-john-ra
sys_updated
2014-06-02T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
oil painting
title
On the edge of a wood
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1829
year_start
1820