John ConstableSketch for 'Hadleigh Castle' c.1828-9

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Artist
John Constable (1776‑1837)
Title
Sketch for 'Hadleigh Castle'
Date c.1828-9
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1226 x 1673 mm frame: 1507 x 1951 x 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1935
Reference
N04810
On display at Tate Britain
Exhibition: Ruin Lust

Summary

This is a full-size oil sketch for the painting now in the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art. Constable submitted the finished work to the Royal Academy exhibition in 1829, the year in which he was elected an Academician. He began painting six-foot canvases in 1818, in emulation of the works of the past masters of landscape such as Claude, Poussin and Rubens. He saw these large pictures as a means to gain further recognition as an artist, and to elevate what many considered the mundane subject matter of rural scenery… (read more)

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