Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Constable Study

This oil-on-paper Study of figures and horse-drawn wagons on Hampstead Heath (c.1824) bears incised marks which suggest its elements were traced, probably by Constable's assistant Johnny Dunthorne, to expedite Constable's duplication of one of his paintings of Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath. The study reputedly came from the artist’s studio and was handed down to one of his granddaughters. After 62 years in private hands, this revealing study comes up for auction in Bonhams Old Masters sale on 5th December at New Bond Street, London, estimated value £60,000 to £80,000 (CLICK).


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