John Constable, RA (British, 1776-1837) An allegorical figure of Summer; An allegorical figure of Autumn one 19.8 x 9cm (7 13/16 x 3 9/16in)., the other 19.8 x 11cm (7 13/16 x 4 5/16in).
Lot 7
John Constable, RA
(British, 1776-1837)
An allegorical figure of Summer; An allegorical figure of Autumn one 19.8 x 9cm (7 13/16 x 3 9/16in)., the other 19.8 x 11cm (7 13/16 x 4 5/16in).
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 15,535) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Constable, RA (British, 1776-1837) An allegorical figure of Summer; An allegorical figure of Autumn one 19.8 x 9cm (7 13/16 x 3 9/16in)., the other 19.8 x 11cm (7 13/16 x 4 5/16in).
John Constable, RA (British, 1776-1837)
An allegorical figure of Summer; An allegorical figure of Autumn
two, one inscribed 'Summer' in pencil (to left edge below mount), the other inscribed 'Autumn' in pencil (to right edge); both dated '12th June 1806' in pencil on the reverse
pencil
one 19.8 x 9cm (7 13/16 x 3 9/16in)., the other 19.8 x 11cm (7 13/16 x 4 5/16in).
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Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Ridley-Colborne
    Sale, Sotheby's, 18 November 1971, lot 50 (part of an album)
    Collection of William Darby
    with Colnaghi, London, 1976
    Private collection, UK

    LITERATURE:
    William Darby, Exhibition of Drawings by John Constable, RA, Jocelyn Feilding Gallery, London 1972, no. 27, both illustrated
    Graham Reynolds, The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, New Haven, 1996, no.324 (06.22) and no.326 (06.23), illustrated

    These allegorical representations were made when Constable was visiting the Cobbolds in Ipswich, June 1806. Elizabeth Cobbold was one of Constable's oldest friends and one of her step daughters was the model for these studies.
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