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JOHN CONSTABLE, R.A. (EAST BERGHOLT 1776-1837 LONDON)
JOHN CONSTABLE, R.A. (EAST BERGHOLT 1776-1837 LONDON)
JOHN CONSTABLE, R.A. (EAST BERGHOLT 1776-1837 LONDON)
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JOHN CONSTABLE, R.A. (EAST BERGHOLT 1776-1837 LONDON)

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

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JOHN CONSTABLE, R.A. (EAST BERGHOLT 1776-1837 LONDON)
Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds
oil on canvas
25 5⁄8 x 30 1⁄8 in. (65.1 x 76.6 cm.)
Provenance
By descent from the artist to his daughter, Isabel Constable (1822-1888), and by inheritance to her nephew,
Hugh Constable (1868-1949).
with Dowdeswell, London, 1893, from whom acquired in 1895 by the following,
Thomas W. Bacon (1873-1950), Ramsden Hall, Billericay, Essex, and by descent until at least 1984.
with Simon Dickinson, London, from whom acquired by a private collection.
Private collection, UK.
Literature
C.J. Holmes, 'The Exhibition of Retrospective British Art at Brussels', Apollo Magazine, X, no. 58, October 1929, p. 190, illustrated.
S.J. Key, John Constable, His Life and Work, London, 1948, p. 65.
J. Steegman, 'Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Garden', Art Quarterly, XIV, no. 3, Autumn 1951, pp. 200 and 202, no. 4, fig. 3.
C.R. Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable R.A., ed. J.H. Mayne, London, 1951, p. 142, pl. 81.
R.B. Beckett, John Constable and the Fishers: the record of a friendship, London, 1952, pp. 59-60, note. 2.
R.B. Beckett, 'Constable's "Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds"', Art Quarterly, XX, Summer 1957, pp. 142 and 150.
G. Reynolds, Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1960, p. 159, under no. 254, version (a).
B. Taylor, Constable, Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours, London, 1972, p. 201, note. 34, pl. 87.
S. Whittingham, Constable and Turner at Salisbury, Salisbury, 1972, p. 42, under no. 13.
G. Reynolds, John Constable: Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds, Ottawa, 1977, pp. 26 and 30, no. 13, illustrated.
R. Hoozee, L'Opera Completa di Constable, Milan 1979, p. 124 no. 365.
G. Reynolds, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, New Haven and London, 1984, I, p. 119, no. 23.3; II, pl. 395.
Exhibited
London, Grosvenor Gallery, A Century of British art, from 1737 to 1837, 1889, no. 253.
London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, A collection of pictures, drawings, decorative furniture and other works of art, 1906, no. 6.
Wembley, Palace of Arts, British Empire Exhibition, 23 April-31 October 1924, no. 7, Souvenir guide, p.35, illustrated in black and white.
Brussels, Muse´e Moderne, Exposition Re´trospective de Peinture Anglaise XVIIIe et XIXe sie'cles, 12 October-1 December 1929, no. 25.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition on British Art, 1000-1860, 6 January-10 March 1934, no. 385.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, A Loan Exhibition of British Art, 1936, no. 101A.
London, Tate Gallery, Centenary Exhibition of Paintings and Watercolours by John Constable R.A., 4 May-31 August 1937, no. 28.
London, Guildhall Art Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings by John Constable 1776-1837, 8 July-30 August 1952, no. 14.
Manchester, City Art Gallery, John Constable 1776-1837, 26 April-3 June 1956, no. 49.
Birmingham, City Art Gallery, on long-term loan from circa 1975 to at least 1984.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the painting is currently displayed in a loan frame from Paul Mitchell Ltd., London, which is not being sold with the painting, but could be acquired separately. Please ask the department for further details.


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