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A Mill, from English Landscape

A work made of mezzotint on off-white wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mezzotint on off-white wove paper.




David Lucas (English, 1802-1881)
after John Constable (English, 1776-1837)

About this artwork

A talented mezzotint engraver, David Lucas devoted his career to reproducing the landscape paintings of John Constable. In the mezzotint process, the entire plate is roughened to create a dark field and then burnished to bring out highlights. Done in monochrome, Lucas’s prints masterfully emphasize the motion and play of light in Constable’s visions of the English landscape.


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David Lucas


A Mill, from English Landscape


England (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1830


Mezzotint on off-white wove paper


Image: 14.2 × 21.3 cm (5 5/8 × 8 7/16 in.); Sheet: 17.5 × 24.2 cm (6 15/16 × 9 9/16 in.); Secondary support: 30 × 38.8 cm (11 13/16 × 15 5/16 in.)

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William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

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