Wooded landscape by John Constable

This characteristic example of Constable's landscape drawing in black chalk shows a wooded landscape, probably at Dedham.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk
Dimensions:
29 x 47 cm
Acquired in:
1935
Presented by:
Alfred Jowett through The Art Fund

In its rhythm and large handling the work carries on the tradition of Gainsborough. It is full of light, and the subtly-graded half-tones are largely achieved by the use of the stump.

Provenance

Sale JH Sothebys 29/5/35 (297)

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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