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 | Brighton Beach

Great Britain 1776 – 1837
Brighton Beach 12 June 1824
oil on paper
12.0 (h) x 29.7 (w) cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, gift of Isabel Constable in 1888
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This is one of a number of views of Brighton in which Constable depicted fishermen and their boats. He included the figure leaning  on an upturned boat in a number of these oil sketches. Constable wrote to Fisher: ‘The fishing boats are picturesque, but not so much as the Hastings boats, which are luggers’ (Beckett VI, pp. 182–83).

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