National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
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.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.10
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From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 1 of 11

Conservation Notes

The medium-weight canvas is plain woven. It was added to by the artist on either side; the additional pieces are 10.5 cm wide on the left and 9 cm wide on the right; the canvases have been lined. The ground layer visible, a light warm brown, may be an imprimatura over a lighter ground. The painting is executed fluidly and fairly thickly with generally small brushstrokes, the highlights in low impasto. There are minor scattered paint losses. The painting was restored and revarnished with a synthetic resin in 1983.

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