Cottage among trees with a sandbank
Constable, John; draughtsman; British artist, 1776-1837
circa 1830 1836
The present drawing, which is in its original state came from a notebook, is nearly identical with an oil sketch in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which Reynolds dates c. 1830-36. The present watercolour in view of its loose handling and similarity must date from the same period.
Page detached from a sketchbook.
paper; support; trimmed at right
watercolour with some graphite under-drawing on paper
height, 122, mm
width, 150, mm
bought; 1966; P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 27 April 1966, lot 272, bt. Colnaghi (£320), from whom purchased
From the Fairhaven Fund.
Reynolds, Graham. 1984. The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable.New Haven: p. 293
S.v. no. 36.21,
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1967. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Annual Report for the Year ending 31 December 1966.Cambridge (Cambs.):
Repr. pl. VII
Gadney, Reg. 1976. John Constable R.A., 1776-1837; A Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours with a selection of Mezzotints by David Lucas after Constable for 'English Landscape Scenery', in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Arts Council of Great Britainp. 124
Cat. no. 38, reproduced (colour) page 32.
Object Number: PD.12-1966
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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