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image of Salisbury Cathedral from Lower Marsh Close John Constable (artist)
British, 1776 - 1837
Salisbury Cathedral from Lower Marsh Close, 1820
oil on canvas
overall: 73 x 91 cm (28 3/4 x 35 13/16 in.) framed: 97.1 x 115.6 x 10.7 cm (38 1/4 x 45 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 2 of 11


Unsold by the artist; (John Constable sale, Messrs. Foster, London, 15-16 May 1838, 2nd day, no. 13, with Glebe Farm); bought by William Hooker Carpenter; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 16 February 1867, no. 77); bought by Halsted. Sir John Kelk, Bt. [1816-1886], Tedworth, Wiltshire; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 11 March 1899, no. 6); bought by (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); sold the same day to (Messrs. Lawrie & Co., London); purchased 11 November 1901 by (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); sold 26 January 1903 to (Arthur Tooth & Son, New York); purchased by William K. Bixby, St. Louis, Missouri;[1] sold 8 May 1918 to (M. Knoedler & Co., New York); purchased April 1918[2] by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh; deeded to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh; gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] Bixby lent the painting to a 1911 exhibition at the City Art Museum in St. Louis.

[2] The foregoing information was kindly supplied by M. Knoedler & Co., New York, from its stock books. The discrepancy between Bixby's sale of the picture to Knoedler's on 8 May 1918 and Mellon's purchase of it in April is presumably to be explained by Mellon's prior knowledge of the intended consignment.

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