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Summer Afternoon, After a Shower: P.1487-R

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Summer Afternoon, After a Shower


Printmaker: Lucas, David
Painter: Constable, John (After)




History note: Sale of H.S. Theobald collection, Christie's, April 1910, lot 1090; Alfred Lucas

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa AD 1831


Progress proof. Published in English Landscape, part IV, November 1831.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 178 mm Width 220 mm
Sheet Height 256 mm Width 354 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: inscribed by Constable

  • Text: Summer Afternoon - after a Shower / "then gayly broke the sunsh/ [ine from the] Clou[d] / Thursday
  • Location: Upper centre and right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: inscribed by Constable

  • Text: "If chance the radiant sun with farewell sweet / Extend his evening beam, the fields revive / The birds their notes renew, and bleating heards / Attest their joy that Wood and Valley rings" / Milton, Par. Lost"
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1487-R
Primary reference Number: 4510
Shirley: 28 h
Wedmore (Lucas): 19
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 27 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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