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image of Wivenhoe Park, Essex John Constable (artist)
British, 1776 - 1837
Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816
oil on canvas
overall: 56.1 x 101.2 cm (22 1/16 x 39 13/16 in.) framed: 77.8 x 122.5 x 8.8 cm (30 5/8 x 48 1/4 x 3 7/16 in.)
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Painted for Major-General Francis Slater-Rebow, Wivenhoe Park and Alresford Hall, near Colchester, Essex; by descent through Mary Martin Slater-Rebow and John Gurdon-Rebow to Hector John Gurdon-Rebow [b. 1846].[1] (Leo Nardus [1868-1955], Suresnes, France, and New York); purchased 1906 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[2] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] The names of Mary Martin Slater-Rebow and John Gurdon-Rebow are from The Getty Provenance Index, and NGA curatorial files.

[2] The date of purchase, approximated by William Roberts in Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. British and Modern French Schools, privately printed, Philadelphia, 1915: unpaginated, is given as 1906 in notes written by Edith Standen, the Widener curator, in NGA curatorial files.

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