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Title:

Sky study with a shaft of sunlight

Maker:

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

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

? 1822
Studies consisting of clouds only, date mainly from 1822.

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

oil on paper

Dimension(s):

height, paper, 13.3, cm
width, paper, 14.9, cm
height, frame, 31, cm
width, frame, 33.6, cm
depth, frame, 5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1961; Bullard, John Eric

Provenance:

Probably coll. Mrs Ella Mackinnon; bt. Henry Newson-Smith, about 1890, probably from Leggatt's Gallery, London; inherited by his son, Sir Frank Newson-Smith, Bart, 1898, his sale Christie's, 26 January 1951, lot 21 (with two others on one mount), bt. Agnew; bt. from Thos Agnew & Sons Ltd, London, by J.E. Bullard, 1951

Inscription(s):

; verso; blue chalk; 6 B; the 'B' in a circle
; verso; graphite; 20; in a circle
label; verso, on backing to frame; printed label; no. 14390, Bond Street; Agnew's
label; verso, on backing to frame; typed label; Study of clouds / by / John Constable, R.A.

Documentation:

Goodison, J.W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 52

Reynolds, Graham. 1984. The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable.New Haven:
no. 21.127, pl. 330. 'This sketch has a vigorously impastoed sky and has stronger claims for attribution to John Constable the 21.125 and 21.126 (i.e. PD.7-1951 and PD.8-1951)

Accession:

Object Number: PD.222-1961
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 830; input: 1999-12-22; modified: 2012-05-08)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/830





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