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Sky Study with a Shaft of Sunlight

Sky Study with a Shaft of Sunlight

53: Sky Study with a Shaft of Sunlight

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John Constable
East Bergholt 1776 - 1837 London

PD.222-1961: Fitzwilliam Museum
Rights held by: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, bequeathed by John Eric Bullard

Constable was inspired by his native landscape, particularly the Suffolk countryside in eastern England, where he was born and lived. He initially took up painting as an amateur until he entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1799. He first exhibited there in 1802. Constable is known for his technically experimental approach to depicting nature. His oil sketches, despite their apparent spontaneity, were the result of careful study and reflection.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on paper
13.6 × 15 cm

Created: Possibly 1822 - 1822

Section: Skies and Effects

This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions

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