Constable Paintings


Paintings Reproductions Constable, John A Water-Mill, 1812
Constable Paintings 1776 - 1837  England, Romanticism

A Water-Mill, 1812

Oil on canvas, 25.08 x 35.2 inches [63.7 x 89.42 cm]

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington


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OIL PAINTING:  A Water-Mill, 1812

      Constable painted a sketch to explore his ideas while preparing an exhibition painting with the same composition, Flatford Mill from the lock (A water mill) (private collection), which he showed at the Royal Academy in 1812. Michael Kitson has suggested that in using the sharply receding lines of the river to lead into the picture, Constable may have been influenced by the two Seaport subjects of the seventeenth-century French landscape painter, Claude Lorrain, in the collection of John Julius Angerstein, which Constable is known to have admired (M. Kitson, John Constable 18101816, a chronological study