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

Flatford Mill from a Lock on the Stour

c. 1811
Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This picture is one of Constable's oil sketches which are bravura displays of a thickly loaded brush or palette knife, worked at speed in rich colours, setting out bold masses and forms as well as transient effects of weather or time.