Great Britain 1776
Landscape with passing storm clouds
Materials & Technique:
drawings, pencil and grey wash Support: wove sketchbook paper on cardboard
Manufacturer's Mark: "Whatman"
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed c. in pencil "JOHN CONSTABLE R.A. / SIZE: 9 1/4 x 13 1/4 / FROM 1829 SKETCHBOOK. / OTHER LEAVES ARE IN V.& A. / purchased SOTHEBYS. LONDON. / Lot 309. OCT. 28. 1964"; verso: inscribed l.c. vertical in pencil "241"; verso: inscribed c. diagonal in pencil "John Constable R.A."; verso: inscribed u.r. in pencil "illegible inscription".
sheet 23.4 h x 33.6 w cm
: REYNOLDS. The Later Paintings & Drawings of John Constable.
: Gift of Harold Day 1990 Accession No
: NGA 89.1363
This sheet comes from a sketchbook that Constable used in 1829. Day has suggested that the lightly sketched in figures may be playing rounders (Harold Day, John Constable RA 1776–1837: Drawings, Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975, p. 81).
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra