Stoke-by-Nayland Church is in the Stour Valley, Suffolk, in the heart of Constable country. The church was a favourite of the artist’s and appears in a number of his paintings and drawings, such as the oil, ‘Stoke-by-Nayland’ (1836) in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Scharf drawing is almost identical to the sketch on page 21 of Constable’s sketchbook, used between July and November 1814 (Victoria and Albert Museum). It seems probable that our drawing was worked up from the rougher sketchbook version at a slightly later time.
Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500–1900, 2014
Shown in 1 exhibition
European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014
Referenced in 2 publications
Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, p 116, col illus p 117.
Graham Reynolds, The early paintings and drawings of John Constable, 1996, p 203. no 14.64