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lower left: John Constable pinxt. 1822.

Provenance

John Gibbons [1777-1851], Corbyn's Hall, Staffordshire, and London;[1] by inheritance to his son, the Reverend Benjamin Gibbons [1824-1894], Waresley House and Waresley Court, Worcestershire, and London;[2] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 26 May 1894, no. 6); purchased by (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London) for Sir Charles Clow Tennant, 1st bt. [1823-1906], The Glen, near Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland; by descent in the family to his great-grandson, Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, 3rd baron Glenconner [1926-2010], The Glen;[3] sold November 1975 through (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London) to Mrs. Ruth Carter Stevenson [1923-2013], Fort Worth; bequest to NGA.[4]

Exhibition History
1823
British Institution, London, 1823, no. 148.
1890
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School; including a collection of drawings and models by Alfred Stevens. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1890, no. 52, as Sea-Piece, with Jetty.
1897
Twenty Masterpieces of the English School, Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, 1897, no. 3.
1903
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters and Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1903, no. 41.
1951
The First Hundred Years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951-1952, no. 206, as Yarmouth Pier.
1954
Dutch Painting and the East Anglian School, Castle Museum, Norwich, 1954, no. 16.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, unnumbered catalogue, color repro.
2009
From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, 2009-2010.
Bibliography
1902
Holmes, Charles John. Constable and His Influence on Landscape Painting. Westminster, 1902: 246.
1937
Leslie, Charles Robert, and Andrew Shirley. Memoirs of the life of John Constable, R.A., by C.R. Leslie, R.A., edited and enlarged by the Hon. Andrew Shirley. London, 1937: lxix, 137, 142, pl. 79.