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John Constable, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in England. The date it was made is unknown.
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Measurements
Image: H199 x W307mm
Media
pencil on paper on card
Description
"One of [Constable's] first patrons and supporters was Dr John Fisher, the Rector of Langham, and so John Constable would have been very familiar with the area around Langham Church. Dr Fisher was prominent in fashionable society and referred to as the “King’s Fisher” because of his associations with King George III. He was appointed Bishop of Salisbury in 1807. He was a very good friend of Constable and gave him good advice as well as patronage although he was not a great connoisseur himself. It was through Dr Fisher that Constable met his nephew, also Rev John Fisher, and he became Constable's closest friend and also a great patron. Constable spent his honeymoon at Fisher’s house in Osmington in Dorset. A considerable part of Leslie's 'Memoirs of the life of John Constable' is based on correspondence between John Fisher and Constable."

Accessed from website on Langham village/Parish council website
http://www.langham.org.uk/HistoryIndex/Constable/Constable.htm
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1961.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
12 Sep 1961

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Accession Number:
1961/3/1