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John Constable, R.A.

The Glebe Farm 《教區農場》

Estimate:

3,000,000 to - 5,000,000 GBP

John Constable, R.A.

John Constable, R.A.

The Glebe Farm 《教區農場》

The Glebe Farm 《教區農場》

Estimate:

3,000,000 to - 5,000,000 GBP

John Constable, R.A.

East Bergholt, Suffolk 1776 - 1837 Hampstead

The Glebe Farm 


oil on canvas

61 x 78.5 cm.; 24 x 31 in. 


約翰・康斯特勃,R.A.

1776年生於薩福克郡東貝格,1837年卒於漢普斯特德

《教區農場》


油彩畫布

61 x 78.5 公分;24 x 31 英寸 

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's: Oil on canvas, unframed. The painting is lined and there is good adhesion between the original canvas and the lining fabric. Tension across the painting is well maintained. The painting is in very good original condition. Bravura textured brushwork through the sky along with the application of more substantial paler highlights to the clouds are wonderfully preserved; the use of the pale ground as a natural tonal reserve is very well maintained, here. The thickly applied pale yellow and green highlights through the trees and the foreground allowing, once again, for the natural warm ground to be used as a mid tone are unaffected by any previous conservation intervention. Under u-v light recently applied restoration to mitigate very minor pinprick loss through the sky and clouds and to mitigate the pale ground colour through the bank around the earthenware jug, lower left, has been undertaken. Minor restored out loss above and below the cow, lower right, is also visible. Chromatic and tonal integrity is very well preserved and fine details are in original condition. The exceptional preserved state of the painting has allowed not only the technique of the artist to be explored but also the speed and confidence of it's execution to be appreciated.



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Probably the artist’s studio sale, London, Fosters, 15–16 May 1838, lot 13 (one of two in the lot, together with a ‘Salisbury Cathedral’), to Carpenter;

Probably William Hookham Carpenter (1792–1866);

Probably his sale, London, Christie’s, 16 February 1867, lot 79, to Joseph Hogarth for £91 (a high price, suggesting a study of some importance);

With Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, circa, 1917;

Edward William Edwards (1874–1956), Cincinnati, by 1922;

By descent to his grandson, Thomas Edwards Davidson (1928–1994);

Thence by descent until sold, Cincinnati, Cowan’s Auctions, 2 October 2020, lot 3 (as after John Constable), where acquired by the present owner.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 23 January 1922, p. 5 (described hanging in the Sun Room, together with a Monet of the South of France);

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 18 November 1928, p. 85;

L. Parris, The Tate Gallery Constable Collection, London 1981, p. 148;

G. Reynolds, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, 2 vols, New Haven and London 1984, text vol., pp. 181–82 (referring to a lost version of the composition);

D. Congdon-Martin, ‘Sir Edward Manton’s Glebe: Completing the Provenance of Constable’s Glebe Farm Sketch c. 1830, in Tate Papers, no. 9, Spring 2008;

S. Cove, The Glebe Farm, c. 1827–30, unpublished technical report, Constable Research Project, 2021.

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, on loan circa 1973–75.