A plough at Bewdley.

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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. 221, 230 The following is an extract from the text of the entry: “The top edge of the sheet is curved, showing that it has been cut. It bears traces of having been a sketch-book page, with the hinge marks on the left, and the width suggests that it came from the same book as No. 383 [314-1888], which was drawn on the same visit to Worcester. Note on Nos. 378-381, 383 and 384 [272-1888, 260-1888, 312-1888, 615-1888, 314-1888, 836-1888] Nos. 380 [312-1888], 381 [615-1888] and 383 [314-1888] come from the same sketch-book of which the leaves measure 221 x 285 mm. (8 ¾ x 11 1/8 ins.), which was used by the artist on his summer visit to George Constable at Arundel concurrently with the intact sketch-book No. 382 [316-1888], and again when he went to Worcester to lecture in October. For the reasons given in the entries on those drawings, Nos. 378 [272-1888], 379 [260-1888] and 384 [836-1888] are probably from the same book. Holmes, p. 252, notes in the Sir J. C. Robinson sale of 21 April 1902 a drawing 'Landscape with Cottages' dated 15 July 1835 and measuring 8 ¾ x 11 ins. This was made during the visit to Arundel and may have been from the same sketch-book.”
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist
date_end
1835-10-14
date_start
1835-10-14
date_text
14 October 1835 (made)
descriptive_line
Pencil drawing, 'A plough at Bewdley' by Constable.
dimensions
Height: 8.125 in, Width: 11.25 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Constable: a breath of fresh air (The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield 08/02/2003-27/04/2003) John Constable, selected by Lucian Freud (Grand Palais 10/10/2002-13/01/2003)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
historical_context_note
'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]
historical_significance
history_note
id
886
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:22:35.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:22:35.000Z
latitude
52.21093
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 20, box B
longitude
-2.21031
marks
'Worcestershire Plough' 'Bewdley 14 October 1935 Worcestershire.'
materials
paper, pencil
materials_techniques
Pencil on paper
museum_number
836-1888
museum_number_token
8361888
object_number
O126197
object_type
Drawing
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pencil sketch of a plow.
place
Worcestershire
primary_image_id
2006BC6089
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
a-plough-at-bewdley-drawing-constable-john-ra
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
A plough at Bewdley.
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1835
year_start
1835