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Stour Valley: 3314b

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Current Location: In storage


Stour Valley


Draughtsman: Constable, John




History note: Theobald Sale, Christie's, 25-30 April 1910, probably part of lot 1097; bt. John Charrington

Measurements and weight

Height: 112 mm
Width: 184 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1830-07

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in David Lucas's hand

  • Text: This drawing was made by John Constable July 1839 to illustrate the general / characters of the valleys of England particularly that which divides the counties / of Essex and Suffolk. Telling me of the great attachment of the / villagers to the place where they were born relating the story of a / farm laboror (sic) - who was in quest of work who after crossing the / valley on to the Essex side being about to descend the rising / ground looking back said, 'Good-bye old England / perhaps I may never see you any more.' David Lucas.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3314b
Primary reference Number: 14964
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Saturday 15 July 2023

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

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