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Stoke-by-Nayland

Large English country landscape painting, farmers with horses, green trees.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • Large English country landscape painting, farmers with horses, green trees.

Date:

1836

Artist:

John Constable
English, 1776-1837

About this artwork

John Constable produced this full-size oil sketch near the end of his life, for an unrealized painting. It depicts the artist’s favored subject matter: the countryside of his youth in Suffolk, England. He wrote to a friend of this work: “What say you to a summer morning? July or August, at eight or nine o’clock, after a slight shower during the night.” To achieve the effect of sparkling wetness and the freshness of earth and air, Constable painted as much with a palette knife as with a brush, flecking the surface with white highlights as he sketched and scraped the picture into existence.

Status

On View, Gallery 220

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

John Constable

Title

Stoke-by-Nayland

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1836

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

126 × 169 cm (49 5/8 × 66 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball Collection

Reference Number

1922.4453

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