John ConstableHampstead Heath, with Harrow in the Distance c.1820-2

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Artist
John Constable (1776‑1837)
Title
Hampstead Heath, with Harrow in the Distance
Date c.1820-2
MediumOil paint on paper on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 171 x 314 mm frame: 199 x 342 x 37 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss Isabel Constable 1887
Reference
N01237
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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