About This Artwork

John Constable
English, 1776-1837

Landscape with Cottages, 1809/10

Oil on canvas
5 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (15 x 29.2 cm)

Bequest of Elsie K. White, 1944.1

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, The Artist Looks at the Landscape, June 22-August 25, 1974, no. cat.

Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin, Constable: Exhibition Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of John Constable, April 1-14, 1976, cat. 8.

Publication History

Calendar of The Art Institute of Chicago 59, 3 (May 1965), p. 10 (ill.).

Robert Hoozee, L’opera completa di Constable (Milan, 1979), p. 100, no. 137 (ill.).

John D. Morse, Old Masters Paintings in North America: Over 3000 Masterpieces by 50 Great Artists (New York, 1979), p. 56.

Graham Reynolds, The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable (New Haven, 1996), p. 163, no. 11.48, pl. 930.

Ownership History

Isabel Constable (1822-1888), the artist's daughter [acc. to label on reverse]; possibly her sale, Christie’s, London, May 28, 1891, lot 149 for 144 guineas to Colnaghi. Possibly Dowdeswell Galleries, London, by December 1892 [acc. to a label on reverse with the inscription “Morning Leader 17 Dec 1892” and attached newspaper clipping that might be interpreted as a report on pictures exhibited at Dowdeswell Galleries, see Dowdeswell Galleries, A Collection of Pictures in Oil by Early British Painters, 1892, cat. 33 or cat. 36 or cat. 55]. Elsie K. White by 1944, Chicago; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1944.

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