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

Helmingham Dell

Oil on canvas, 103 x 129 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Constable's rural realism belongs to the tradition of the composed landscape - created in the studio after studies in oil done from nature. Helmington Dell is the sketch of a motif repeated by the artist in two finished pictures.