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Title

A heath (Hampstead Heath: Branch Hill pond)

1830


Artists

David Lucas

England

1802 - 1881

after John Constable

England

1776 - 1837


About

In 1829 Constable engaged the young engraver, David Lucas, to produce a series of mezzotints. Constable favoured this medium as the most effective one to reproduce the flicker of his brushwork and the atmospheric effects of changing sunlight in the open air. The prints were published between 1830 and 1832. They mostly reflect the artist’s deep feeling for the landscape scenery along the river Stour in his native Suffolk.


Details


Date

1830


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint


Edition

proof before lettering


Dimensions

17.6 x 22.0 cm platemark; 28.0 x 39.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1949


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8305


Artist information

David Lucas

Works in the collection

12

Artist information

after John Constable

Works in the collection

12


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, `English romanticism', pg. 3-4, Sydney, 1995, 3, 4 (illus.), 7.