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John Constable
1776–1837

The Vale of Dedham, a plein-air study

Full screen

Medium
Oil on canvas laid on panel
Size
10 ½ × 14 ¾ inches · 265 × 375 mm
Collections
  • Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943), by 1933;
  • Dr. H.A.C. Gregory;
  • Gregory sale, Sotheby's, 20 July 1949, lot 114 (bt. by Dr. Katz for £390);
  • Mrs. G. Abrahams;
  • Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1977, lot 68;
  • Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 2 March 1983, lot 82;
  • Private collection, UK;
  • Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 November 2004, lot 13;
  • Private collection, UK, 2011.
Exhibitions
  • London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Winter Exhibition, 1933-34, no. 64;
  • Suffolk, Aldeburgh Festival Exhibition, 1948, no. 2;
  • London, Arts Council, Sketches and Drawings from the Collection of Dr H.A.C Gregory, 1949, no. 2;
  • London, Tate Gallery, Constable, 1976, no. 91.
Literature
  • The Hon. Andrew Shirley, John Constable R.A., 1948, reproduced pl. 27;
  • Robert Hoozee, L'Opera Completa di Constable, 1979, no. 80;
  • Graham Reynolds, The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, 1996, text volume, catalogue no. 09.62, reproduced plates volume, pl. 795.

Private collection, USA