John Constable
Hampstead Heath, with Harrow in the Distance c.1820–2

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John Constable 1776–1837
Hampstead Heath, with Harrow in the Distance
Date c.1820–2
Medium Oil paint on paper on canvas
Dimensions Support: 171 x 314 mm
frame: 199 x 342 x 37 mm
Acquisition Presented by Miss Isabel Constable 1887
Not on display

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This is one of a group of paintings given to the National Gallery in 1887 by the artist’s daughter, Isabel. Before then Constable’s sketches had not appeared in public in any quantity. They found an appreciative audience among those who had developed a taste for recent French landscape painting. By 1891 this particular work had become the most frequently copied modern painting in the National Gallery. It was transferred to the Tate in 1897.

July 2007

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