Fen Lane, East Bergholt by John Constable

A landscape scene painted during the artist's long visit to Suffolk.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
69.2 x 92.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300,000 ( Total: £1,928,071; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Private collector

The mud lane winds through the countryside bordered by hedges, fields and trees. Reapers can be seen working in the field on the left. The painting is unfinished and seems to have been started in the open air. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Sir Donald Currie by 1894; 1909 private collector; then by descent; 1990 Phillips II; private collection.

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