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An image of Stoke-by-Nayland Church by John Constable

John Constable

(England 11 Jun 1776 – 31 Mar 1837)

Title
Stoke-by-Nayland Church
Year
circa 1814
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil
Dimensions

12.0 x 9.0 cm

Credit
Bequest of Miss Dorothy Scharf 2007
Accession number
314.2007
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.