John Constable Dedham from Langham ?1813

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John Constable 1776–1837
Dedham from Langham
Date ?1813
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 137 x 190 mm
frame: 253 x 305 x 65 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by George Salting 1910

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Constable included a version of this view in his series of prints known as English Landscape, published in the 1830s.

In a draft for the text to accompany the print, he described the subject as follows: ‘This view of the beautiful valley of the Stour … is taken from Langham an elevated spot to the NW of Dedham, where the elegance of the tower of Dedham church is seem to much advantage, being opposed to a branch of the sea at Harwich where this meandering river loses itself. This tower from all points forms a characteristic feature of the Vale.’

September 2004