Willy Lott's House near Flatford Mill (horse)
A double sided piece with an alternative view on either side, the most noticeable difference being that of a horse in this one and a dog in the other.
In 1811 Constable exhibits at the Royal Academy - ‘Twilight’ and ‘Dedham Vale morning’. He visited East Bergholt in the spring to pursue permission from Maria Bicknell’s father to write to her from the October, the continuation of a seven year courtship.
It was also the year that Constable first visited Salisbury in the autumn, and was probably the occasion of his first meeting with John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury, who became Constable's biggest patron and closest friend.
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.