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The Vale of Newlands: very stormy afternoon: 3310

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The Vale of Newlands: very stormy afternoon
Slight sketch of a view in the Lakes and another sketch in a circular format


Draughtsman: Constable, John




History note: Alfred Constable; David Lucas (see inscr., above); H.S. Theobald Sale, Christie's, 25-30 April 1910, lot 1096 (with Nos.3307, 3308 and 3313)

Measurements and weight

Height: 155 mm
Width: 239 mm

Relative size of this object

23.9 m15.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-05) by Charrington, John


1806-09-22 - 1806-09-23

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: grey wash and graphite verso: graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in Constable's hand

  • Text: Sunday 22 Sepr. -1806- Vale of Newlands very stormy afternoon. Sunday
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in Lucas's hand

  • Text: By John Constable R.A. had from his son Alfred Constable. David Lucas
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3310
Primary reference Number: 14870
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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