Monday, February 10, 2014

Painting of the Day: A Study of Clouds by John Constable, 1823

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A Study of Clouds
John Constable, RA
September 5, 1822
The Victoria & Albert Museum

The famed artist John Constable (1776-1837) wrote in 1822 that he had finished: “about 50 careful studies of skies tolerably large.” Here we see one of them—dating to September 5, 1822. 

The reverse of this work of oil paint on paper is inscribed: “Looking S.E. noon. Wind very brisk. & effect bright & fresh. Clouds. moving very fast. With occasional very bright openings to the blue.”

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