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John Constable (1776-1837) John Constable was born in East Bergholt, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk, England. He became a great landscape painter. The area of Dedham Vale in Suffolk is known as 'Constable Country'.
Arundel Mill
Hampstead Heath
Parhams Mill
Shoreham Bay
Weymouth
Salisbury Cathedral
St. Johns Dale

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Shoreham Bay, near Brighton (1824)

Technique Description  
oil on paper laid down on canvas
 
Dimensions height: (paper size): 14.9 cm
width: (paper size): 24.8 cm
 
Date 1824
Provenance given: Caton-Thompson, Gertrude 1969 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
Captain Charles Golding Constable (d. 1879); his widow Mrs A.M. Constable (d. 1889); sold Christie's, 23 June 1890 (85), bt. William Caton-Thompson (d. 1893); his widow, Mrs George E. Moorefrom whom inherited by their daughter, the donor, 1934

 
Inscriptions/Marks label
Position: verso, on stretcher
Method: MS, ink
Content: Shoreham bay. The walk to the Chalybeate / Wells Brighton. Tuesday 20th July 1824 (not in Constable's hand)

label
Position: verso, on stretcher
Method: MS, ink
Content: Charles (Charles Constable)

 
Documentation (1970) Fitzwilliam. The Annual Reports of the Fitzwilliam Museum Syndicate and the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Cambridge for the Year ending 31 December 1969, Cambridge (Cambs.)
[comments: pl. X]
Goodison, J.W. (1977) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 54-55]
Reynolds, Graham (1984) The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, New Haven
[comments: no. 24.12, pl. 488 (colour)]
Cormack, Malcolm (1986) John Constable, Oxford [page: 160]
[comments: pl. 157]
(1992) British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Tokyo [page: 70-71]
[comments: cat. no. 25, reproduced (colour)]
 
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
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Maria BicknellNov 05, 2005 13:55marriage in 1816
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