John Constable A Lane near Flatford c.1810–11

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Artist
John Constable 1776–1837
Title
A Lane near Flatford
Date c.1810–11
Medium Oil paint on paper on canvas
Dimensions Support: 203 x 305 mm
frame: 375 x 475 x 63 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Henry Vaughan 1900
Reference
N01821
Not on display

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Constable probably made this vigorous sketch on Fen Lane, which leads down from East Bergholt to Dedham Vale. With its animated brushwork, suggesting the movement of scudding clouds and of trees bristling in the wind, he successfully conveys the impression of a breezy summer's day.

February 2004

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