Bridge Cottage with Flatford Bridge behind to the left.
Constable dated this drawing 12 November 1832 and it comes from a sketchbook that he first used in 1831
Bridge Cottage was depicted in many of the artist's paintings though few were of just this subject alone.
Donated to the V&A by Isabel Constable, daughter of the artist in 1888
*Isabel Constable was the last surviving daughter of the painter and gave the contents of her father’s studio to the Victoria & Albert Museum, making them the principal collector of Constable's work which included 395 oil paintings, sketches, drawings, watercolours and sketchbooks.