A Cottage in a Cornfield by John Constable

This painting is one of the most important Constable discoveries to be made since the Constable bicentenary exhibition at the Tate in 1976.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 x 26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £70,000)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Leggatt's

There is another larger version of this work in the Victoria and Albert Museum, dating from the same period but retouched and shown at the Royal Academy in 1833. When the V&A work was exhibited at the Tate in 1976, the catalogue entry drew attention to this missing version, thus leading to its re-discovery.

Provenance

Believed to have been purchased from Constable by William Venables. From c.1888 belonged to a West Country family.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, CARDIFF Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951 museum.wales/

Entry details

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