John Constable
Susannah Lloyd 1806

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John Constable 1776–1837
Susannah Lloyd
Date 1806
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 600 x 502 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Miss Edith Dorothy Engstrom 1969
Not on display

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Constable painted portraits of several sons, daughters and daughters-in-law of the Quaker banker Charles Lloyd of Birmingham. In 1805 Thomas married Susannah Lloyd whose attractive personality is captured in this expressive portrait. The couple set up home in Edmund Street, Birmingham. It is not known exactly what business Thomas’ firm, Wallis and Lloyd, was engaged in, though the family historian Humphrey Lloyd found evidence of dealings in ‘forks and hearth-brushes’, as well as of large receipts of money from America.

May 2007

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