186
186

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Constable, R.A.
WINDMILL WITH STORM CLOUDS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
186

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

John Constable, R.A.
WINDMILL WITH STORM CLOUDS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master & British Works on Paper

|
London

John Constable, R.A.
EAST BERGHOLT, SUFFOLK 1776 - 1837 HAMPSTEAD
WINDMILL WITH STORM CLOUDS

Provenance

Probably with Leggatt Brothers, London, 1899;
H.A. Sutch;
with Leggatt Brothers, London, 1952;
sale, Cambridge, Cheffins Fine Art, 5 March 2014, lot 428;
from where acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

Probably London, Leggatt Brothers, 1899, unknown number

Catalogue Note

This drawing dates to the early 1830s and shows Constable tackling two of his favourite themes: the British weather and windmills. With a masterful combination of black ink and scratching out, Constable conjures up a powerful image, which is alive with wind, rain, light and cloud. In the foreground to the right, stands a solitary figure who, in contrast to everything else, is motionless. 

Other examples of Constable employing this expressive and avant garde technique can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.1 

1. I. Fleming-Williams, Constable and his Drawings, London 1990, pp. 278 & 9, figs. 247 & 248

Old Master & British Works on Paper

|
London