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An Old Bridge at Salisbury

A work made of etching on ivory china paper, laid down on off-white wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory china paper, laid down on off-white wove paper.

Date:

c. 1826

Artist:

John Constable
English, 1776-1837

About this artwork

This unusual etching is one of only four prints that John Constable himself produced. All of these prints date to around 1826, about six years before Constable began to work closely with the printmaker David Lucas on a lush series of mezzotints reproducing some of his naturalistic landscape paintings. This etching retains the artist’s lively drawing style and also recalls his interest in earlier works by Dutch Baroque landscape etchers. He is in fact said to have owned several thousand prints by earlier European artists and to have consulted them for inspiration. He designed this print after a 14th-century bridge a mile outside Salisbury, England.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Constable

Title

An Old Bridge at Salisbury

Origin

England

Date

1826

Medium

Etching on ivory China paper, laid down on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

116 × 180 mm (plate); 128 × 185 mm (chine); 305 × 447 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1991.614

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