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The Lock: 3309

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Current Location: In storage


The Lock


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: 114 mm
Width: 147 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1831 - 1834

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Materials used in production

Sepia wash
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Indian ink and sepia wash, highlights made by scraping surface, on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in David Lucas's hand

  • Text: A sketch by the late John Constable of the Lock. Diploma Picture presented to the Royal Acadamy (sic) given to me by Mr. Constable. D. Lucas
  • Location: On a separate sheet of paper, stuck down
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in a different hand

  • Text: David Lucas Esq.
  • Location: Separate sheet of paper, stuck down
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Westbourne (?)
  • Location: Separate sheet of paper, stuck down
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: inscribed by Constable, with titles as a draft arrangement for 'English Landscape Scenery' (see Published Catalogue (Gadney, 1976)

  • Location: Attached to mount
  • Method of creation: Brown ink on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3309
Primary reference Number: 14965
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 1 November 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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