Pencil drawing of Hadleigh Castle.

John Constable, 1814, a page from his sketch book.

Reduced copy of 2013GC0441 Hadleigh Castle, near Southend
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Hadleigh Castle

John Constable (RA) (1776~1837) was a major English landscape painter in the 19th century. In 1814, he visited Hadleigh Castle and made a small {height: 8.3cm, width: 11.1cm} drawing of the ruins.

This page from his sketch book was donated by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist and is now on display at the V&A in South Kensington in the Prints & Drawings Study Room on level H.

In the 1820s, he used this drawing as preparation for ten oil sketches (one of which is owned by Tate Britain) and a single painting, both of which are the subject of a companion article in this archive.

For more details of opening times, availability and location of the Victoria & Albert display(s), use the following links.

Map of the V&A:     On display at V&A South Kensington

Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H

Search the V&A Collection for:  ARTIST/MAKER   Constable, John (RA) (artist)

PLACE OF ORIGIN    England (made)

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