Old Masters Evening Auction

Old Masters Evening Auction

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Property from an English Private Collection

John Constable, R.A.

Study for the White Horse

Auction Closed

December 7, 07:07 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from an English Private Collection

John Constable, R.A.

East Bergholt, Suffolk 1776 - 1837 Hampstead

Study for the White Horse

oil on canvas

24.5 x 31.3 cm.; 9¾ x 12⅜ in. 







24.5 x 31.3 公分;9 ¾ x 12 ⅜ 英寸

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Probably by descent to the artist's daughter, Isabel Constable (1822–1888);

By whom bequeathed to her nephew, Cyril Benson Constable (1870–1905);

By whom sold (‘Property of C.B. Constable, Esq.’), London, Christie's, 23 June 1894, lot 110, to Tooth;

Alexander Young (1828–1907), by 1902;

From whom acquired by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, in 1906;

Lady Mary Stuart Tollemache (1851–1939), widow of Wilbraham Tollemache, 2nd Baron Tollemache of Helmingham (1832–1904), by 1907;

By inheritance to her step grandson, Lieutenant-Colonel the Rt. Hon. Denis Plantagenet Tollemache (1884–1942);

John Clarke;

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 24 November 1965, lot 150, to Quentin;

Acquired by the father of the present collector.

C. J. Holmes, Constable and His Influence on Landscape Painting, Westminster 1902, p. 244, reproduced opp. p. 88;

L. Parris and I. Fleming-Williams, in Constable: Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings, exhibition catalogue, London 1976, p. 108, no. 165, reproduced p. 109;

R. Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, Milan 1979, p. 105, no. 190, reproduced (reproduction incorrectly captioned 194);

M. Rosenthal, Constable, The Painter and His Landscape, New Haven and London 1983, p. 117, reproduced p. 116, fig. 151;

I. Fleming-Williams and L. Parris, The Discovery of Constable, New York 1984, p. 95;

G. Reynolds, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, 2 vols, New Haven and London 1984, text vol., p. 30, no. 19.4, plates vol., reproduced pl. 71;

M. Cormack, Constable, Oxford 1986, pp. 110, 247 n. 5;

C. Rhyne, ‘Constable's first two six-foot landscapes’, in Studies in the History of Art, vol. 24, 1990, p. 124, reproduced fig. 18;

A. Ng and W. Kentridge, Constable's White Horse, New York 2020, reproduced p. 53.