Cottage in Cornfield
This delightful drawing of a cottage at the foot of Fen Lane, and believed to be the initial sketch for ‘Cottage in a Cornfield’ 1833
Pencil on a light green paper inscribed by the artist at the top with an inscription of which EB is all that is now legible.
Inscribed on the back, but probably by someone other than the artist, ‘The Cottage in the Cornfield’.
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.