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John Constable

English, 1776–1837

Cottages (recto); Two Studies of a Shepherd (verso)

1816

Medium Graphite with brush and gray and brown inks and white chalk on cream wove paper (recto); pen and brown ink over graphite on cream wove paper (verso)
Dimensions Image, recto: 3 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (8.1 x 11.3 cm) Sheet: 3 3/4 x 4 7/16 in. (9.5 x 11.2 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.30
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status Off View

Image Caption

John Constable, Cottages (recto); Two Studies of a Shepherd (verso), 1816, Graphite with brush and gray and brown inks and white chalk on cream wove paper (recto); pen and brown ink over graphite on cream wove paper (verso). Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007. The Clark Art Institute, 2007.8.30.

Bibliography

Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012. Clarke, Jay, ed. Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art. Williamstown, MA: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2012.

Provenance

Arthur Hawley; bequeathed to Uppingham School, sold by the Trustees of Uppingham School to Oscar & Peter Johnson, Ltd., as agent for Manton, Mar. 1980; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1980–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

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