DETAIL: John CONSTABLE,  Great Britain 1776 � 1837  'Harwich Lighthouse' c.1820 oil on canvas Tate, London, gift of Maria Louisa Constable, Isabel Constable and Lionel Bicknell Constable in 1888 Tate, London 2005
John CONSTABLE | Cloud study

Great Britain 1776 – 1837
Cloud study 1822
oil on paper
19.8 (h) x 32.0 (w) cm
private collection
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Timothy Wilcox has suggested that ‘the central cloud is one of the most convincingly three-dimensional’ to be found in the sky studies ‘and that it is fully modelled in a range of colours and tones from its warm grey underside to the icy highlights  crowning its upper edge’ (Liverpool and Edinburgh 2000, p. 84)

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