(b. 1776, East Bergholt, d. 1837, Hampstead)

Dedham Vale with the River Stour in Flood

Oil on canvas, 51 x 92 cm
Private collection

This view depicts Dedham Vale, with the River Stour in flood, as seen from the grounds of Old Hall, East Bergholt. It is handled with a degree of 'finish' and an attention to the work of the Old Masters, such as Claude Lorraine, Albert Cuyp and Thomas Gainsborough, that is typical of Constable's practice in this period.