John Constable
Study of a Girl in a Cloak and Bonnet 1810

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John Constable 1776–1837
Study of a Girl in a Cloak and Bonnet
Date 1810
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions Support: 316 x 175 mm
frame: 360 x 210 x 40 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Not on display

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Small figure studies in oil by Constable are rare, and this is the only known dated example. It was made in 1810, and illustrates his interest at that period in observing  figures out of doors. Earlier that same year he had exhibited a painting at the Royal Academy of the Church Porch, East Bergholt (Tate, shown to the left/right) which includes a similar figure to this one, shown seated by a gravestone.

September 2004

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