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Hampstead Heath


Constable, John; painter; British artist, 1776-1837






circa 1820




painting (image-making)


oil paint; medium
canvas; support


oil on canvas


height, painted surface, 54.0, cm
width, painted surface, 76.9, cm


bought; 1948; Eckstein, Bernard, The Trustees of


William Sharp, of Handsworth, near Birmingham (d. 1881, aged 86); sale, by his executors, Christie's, 9 July 1881 (72), bt. Agnew; sold by Thos Agnew & Sons Ltd, London, 1881, to Walter Holland of Liverpool (d. 1915); sold with the contents of his house by Ellis & Sons, Liverpool, 15-21 November 1932 (1000), bt. in; sold by Miss A.E. Holland, of Liverpool, through the Fine Art Society Ltd, London, to Leggatt Bros., London, who sold it to Vicars Bros., London, 1933; sold by Vicars Sir Bernard Eckstein, Bart, 1933; sale by his executors, Sotheby's, 8 December1948 (64), bt. in; bt. from his trustees

Acquisition Credit:

From the Marlay Fund with a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund.


Landscapes from the Fitzwilliam. 1974-06 - 1975-07
Venue: Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London
Catalogue number: 10

Royal Academy of Arts, Bicentenary Exhibition. 1968 - 1969
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 70

Landscape in Britain, c. 1750-1850. 1973 - 1974
Venue: Tate Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 225

Constable: Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings. 1976-02 - 1976-05
Organiser: Tate Gallery, London, Britain
Venue: Tate Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 187

British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 1992-09-17 - 1992-10-20
Venue: Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo
Notes: repr. colour
Catalogue number: 21

Constable, le choix de Lucian Freud. 2002-10-07 - 2003-01-13
Organiser: Grand Palais, Colmar, Paris, France,
Venue: Grand Palais, Colmar, Paris
Notes: Reproduced (colour) p.182
Catalogue number: 112


Winter, Carl. 1958. The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey.London: Trianon Press
pl. 100

Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 48-50
pl. 32

, Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox1974. Landscapes from the Fitzwilliam.London?:
pl. 21

Leslie, C. R.. 1937. Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, R.A..
ed. Jonathan Mayne, pl. 24

1952. Winkler Prins.Amsterdam:
under Landschapschildkerkunst ix

Reynolds, C. N. P.. 1965. Constable, the Natural Painter.London?:
pl. 31

Parris, Leslie. Williams, Ian Fleming. 1984. The Discovery of Constable.p. 229-230

Reynolds, Graham. 1984. The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable.New Haven:
no. 21.8, repr. pl. 218 (colour)

Cormack, Malcolm. 1986. John Constable.Oxford: p. 126
pl. 124 (colour)

1992. British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Tokyo: p. 64-65
cat. no. 21, reproduced (colour)

Taylor, Basil. 1973. Constable: paintings, drawings and watercolours.London: p. 197
reproduced (black and white) pl.49

Goodison, J. W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 283

Thompson, Jennifer. A rediscovered oil-sketch by John Constable.
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CXLVII (September-2005)
p. 608-612
reproduced (colour) p.610


Object Number: PD.207-1948
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 824; input: 1999-12-22; modified: 2011-08-01)




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