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Framlingham Castle from the South West: 899.1

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Framlingham Castle from the South West
A very faint drawing of a woman resting her left hand on her right arm, probably reading a book


Draughtsman: Constable, John




Sheet from a sketchbook.


History note: Isabel Constable Sale, Christie's, 17 June 1892, lot 143 (with Nos. 899.2, 899.3, 899.4 and 899.5); bt. C. Fairfax Murray for £4.4s.0d

Measurements and weight

Height: 134 mm
Width: 114 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1815-08-05


The graphite, verso, is too faint to allow for dating on grounds of either style or the model's identity, though other similar drawings exist in the sketchbooks of 1813 and 1814 in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Nos. 121 and 132, pp. 28 and 31).

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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: 5 Aug. 1815 Framlingham
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 899.1
Primary reference Number: 14891
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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