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PROPERTY OF A LADY

John Constable, R.A.
STUDY OF A YOUNG MAN, PROBABLY A MEMBER OF THE COBBOLD FAMILY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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223

PROPERTY OF A LADY

John Constable, R.A.
STUDY OF A YOUNG MAN, PROBABLY A MEMBER OF THE COBBOLD FAMILY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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John Constable, R.A.
EAST BERGHOLT, SUFFOLK 1776 - 1837 HAMPSTEAD
STUDY OF A YOUNG MAN, PROBABLY A MEMBER OF THE COBBOLD FAMILY

Provenance

The Cobbold family, Ipswich;
by descent until;
sale, London, Christie's, 30 March 1993, lot 47;
where acquired by the present owner

Literature

G. Reynolds, The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, Yale, 1996, p. 75, no. 06.24

Catalogue Note

Although it was once suggested that this drawing may have been either a self-portrait or a portrait of the artist’s brother, Abram, it is now considered more likely to depict a member of the Cobbold family. John Cobbold (1746–1835) was a prosperous brewer and banker from Ipswich in Suffolk. He had a very large family, fathering fifteen children with his first wife and a further seven with his second. Surviving pencil drawings in the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and in a small number of private collections, indicate that Constable was with the family on the 11th and 12th June 1806.1 The present work can be dated to the same period and the late Ian Fleming-Williams suggested that it may depict Robert Knipe Cobbold, John Cobbold’s eldest son from his second marriage.2

1. Op. cit., nos. 06.14-06.21

2. Ibid, p. 75, no. 06.24

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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