John Constable Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath, with a Cart and Carters c.1825

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Artist
John Constable 1776–1837
Title
Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath, with a Cart and Carters
Date c.1825
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 537 x 768 mm
frame: 780 x 1005 x 120 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Miss Susan Field 1927
Reference
N04237

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This is an unfinished version of a picture that Constable first exhibited in 1825. It was acquired after Constable's death by his friend William Purton. An inscription on the back suggests that it was left unfinished deliberately: 'Constable told Purton that the sky so satisfied & pleased him, that he never would touch the canvass again for fear of spoiling it.'

August 2004

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