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Flatford Mill ('Scene on a Navigable River')

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Constable began this picture, his largest exhibition canvas to be painted mainly outdoors, a few months before his marriage to Maria Bicknell (see Tate Gallery T03900). He wrote to Maria from Bergholt on 12 September 1816: 'I am now in the midst of a large picture here which I had contemplated for the next exhibition – it would have made my mind easy had it been forwarder –  I cannot help it – we must not expect to have all our wishes complete' (in R.

Tate Britain

London


Date

1816-17

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 101.6 x W 127 cm

Accession number

N01273

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Miss Isabel Constable as the gift of Maria Louisa, Isabel and Lionel Bicknell Constable 1888

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

date inscribed


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