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A Recollection of the New R.A.

John Constable1837

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art

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  • Title: A Recollection of the New R.A.
  • Date Created: 1837
  • Location Created: London
  • Subject: sketch, genre subject, map
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.4 x h34 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, lower right: "28 March 1837 | John Constable"
  • Inscription: Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, upper left: [...]; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Ca[...]h | [...]"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, upper right: "St Martin's [Workhouse] St [Math Lane] | court | Wuler[...]" in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, center left: "N[...] Gallery"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, center: "Hall of N[...] Gallery Hall of Beauty" in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, center right: "A[...] Room School of Painting [...] Room | architecture"; in artist's hand in pen and brown, ink lower left: "Pall Mall East | A Recollection of the New RA. | 28 March 1837 | John Constable"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Trafalgar Square Pap[...]"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink, lower right: "St. [Matws] Church" Inscribed on mount in pen and brown ink: "I called on Constable on March 28th 1837. He was | there working on his 'Arundel Castle,' and | seemed well satisfied with the results - of | his labours. He said while giving a touch | here and therre with his Palette knife, and | retiring to see the effect, 'it is neither too | warm, nor too cold. Too light nor too dark | and this constitutes every thing in a Picture.' | I dined with him, and in the Evening on my | asking him about the then new R,A. he took a pen | and sketched the above plan, signed and | gave it me. | He died on the 31st three days after. see the life | page 113 | A. T. Dec 8th 1888"; inscribed on back of mount lower right in graphite: "M.50 | 22 x 16 | Mount open with letter | plain blue over mount"
  • Artist: John Constable
  • Type: genre subject
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666994
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink on medium, smooth, cream wove paper

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