A View On The Stour (1810) by John Constable

A View On The Stour - John Constable - 1810

Artwork Information

TitleA View On The Stour
ArtistJohn Constable
MediumOil On Paper Laid On Canvas
Dimensions10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in (26.7 x 26.7 cm)
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum Of Art

About A View On The Stour

View on the Stour Near Dedham is one of John Constable’s most acclaimed paintings. It depicts a serene scene with the River Stour and Dedham Church visible in the background. Constable’s love for natural landscapes and his admiration for countryside scenes of agricultural activities are evident in this painting.

One notable detail about this masterpiece is that it was part of a group of six-footers, which were among his largest and most critical successes during his career. In addition to “View on the Stour,” Constable also produced other famous paintings, including “The White Horse,” which was once purchased by his friend at the 1819 Royal Academy exhibition.

Despite only agreeing to sell this piece to a solicitor for an equivalent of 100 guineas, View on the Stour received widespread recognition and critical acclaim. The painting portrays Flatford Bridge as it stretches across River Stour before winding towards Dedham.

In conclusion, John Constable’s “View on the Stour Near Dedham” is an excellent example of his artistic genius. He uses natural landscapes to depict England’s rural beauty during that period. For art enthusiasts who appreciate landscapes and countryside paintings, they will find immense pleasure in viewing this masterpiece.”

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