T04152 Lionel Constable 1854
Pencil, approx. 153 x 146 (6 x 5 3/4) on wove paper 304 x 253 (12 x 9 15/16)
Inscribed on the back by the sitter 'Drawn by Leslie RA. May 23rd. 54'; also inscribed by another hand 'Lionel Constable. Son of John Constable RA' and in the same hand '146[?0]'
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Prov: ...; unidentified sale, John Hogbin and Son, Sandwich, c.1982-3, bt Mrs F. Poynter who died 1985; Mr F. Poynter from whom by by Tate Gallery
Lionel Bicknell Constable was the seventh and last child and fourth son of John Constable RA and his wife Maria. He was born on 2 January 1828 and so at the time this portrait was taken he was twenty-five years and four months old…