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Shoreham Bay, near Brighton: PD.21-1969

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Current Location: In storage


Shoreham Bay, near Brighton


Painter: Constable, John




History note: Captain Charles Golding Constable (d. 1879); his widow Mrs A.M. Constable (d. 1889); sold Christie's, 23 June 1890 (85), bt. William Caton-Thompson (d. 1893); his widow, Mrs George E. Moorefrom whom inherited by their daughter, the donor, 1934

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1969) by Caton-Thompson, Gertrude


Production date: AD 1824

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down on canvas)
Paper Size Height 14.9 cm Width 24.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on paper laid down on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Shoreham bay. The walk to the Chalybeate / Wells Brighton. Tuesday 20th July 1824 (not in Constable's hand)
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Charles (Charles Constable)
  • Location: Verso, on stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS, ink
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Peel. Feb 18/48/ 4/6 (according to Lugt, Rep. des Ventes 1826-1860, no Peel sale on this date / Other Peel Sales, Lugt 12734, 19047, 19197, 24849 not checked)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.21-1969
Primary reference Number: 835
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 January 2022 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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