This characteristic example of Constable's landscape drawing in black chalk shows a wooded landscape, probably at Dedham.
Wooded landscape by John Constable
© British Museum
- Black chalk
- 29 x 47 cm
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Sale JH Sothebys 29/5/35 (297)