The West Gate, Winchester pencil 8.3 x 11.2cm (3 1/4 x 4 7/16in).
PROVENANCE: Isabel Constable, by whom gifted to Alfred Tidey Mrs M.T. Ward, 1954 With The Fine Art Society, 1966 Private collection
LITERATURE: H.Day, John Constable Drawings, 1975, plate 126 G.Reynolds, The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, no. 21.77A, pl. 1395.
Graham Reynolds notes in his catalogue entry that, while Harold Day described this drawing as a view of the De Vaux Gate, Salisbury, Beckett correctly identified it in his typescript list as the West Gate at Winchester. This is confirmed by Ian Fleming-Williams who suggests it would have been drawn during Constable's visit to Winchester of 1821.