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Golding Constable's Flower Garden

Landscape depicts the view from Constable's parental house in Suffolk in 1815, painted from an upper window or the roof of Golding Constable's house. It depicts the Flower Garden as a panorama, moving from the village at the left of the flower garden to the refectory and houses at the right of the kitchen garden.


Details

It depicts the flower garden belonging to the artist's father and it was conceived with the painting of the Kitchen Garden as a panorama, moving from the village at the left of the flower garden to the refectory and houses at the right of the kitchen garden. Particularly remarkable are the pinpoint strokes of color that describe the flowers and foliage in the foreground, the luminosity of the fields and the sky, and the unusual angle of vision, which immediately reveals that this is an eye-witness account of the scene. The painting was part of Ernest Edward Cook's collection who bequeathed the entire contents of his house to the Art Fund. The bequest comprised of over 150 paintings, tapestries, furniture, silver and porcelain and was distributed to nearly 100 UK galleries.

Provenance

Part of the E E Cook collection, grandson of Thomas Cook of Thomas Cook Travel Agency. Died in 1955 and bequeathed the entire contents of his house at Bath to the National Art Collections Fund.

See also the sketch "View at East Bergholt over the kitchen garden of Golding Constable's house", thought to be done between 1812-16, in the V&A Collection.

Other Images

View at East Bergholt over the kitchen garden of Golding Constable's house<br>1812-16, detailed sketch of a farmhouse with fields. V&A<br />

View at East Bergholt over the kitchen garden of Golding Constable's house

1812-16, detailed sketch of a farmhouse with fields. V&A

 

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