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House and tree by a pond: Stratford St. Mary: 899.12

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Titles

House and tree by a pond: Stratford St. Mary
Two extremely faint graphite sketches of a church and houses at top, and a tower to the right of a house

Maker(s)

Constable, John (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Isabel Constable Sale, Christie's, 17 June 1892, probably in lot 168 (with Nos. 899.11, 899.13 and 899.14), sold for 14s. to C. Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Height: 108 mm
Width: 80 mm

Relative size of this object

8 m10.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-11) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Dating

Production date: AD 1814-06-17

Note

Verso referred to in the inscriptions probably in Constable's hand.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in Constable's hand

  • Text: Straford 17 June 1814
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Farm House, Stratford / 18... (?)
  • Location: Verso, top
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: very faint

  • Text: Stoke
  • Location: Verso, bottom left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 899.12
Primary reference Number: 14881
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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