In this cabinet picture Constable depicted a sky full of large cumulus clouds, suggesting forthcoming rain. This matches the weather records for the London area on that day, which make mention of thunder (Thornes 1999, p. 254). Constable integrated the sky and the earth, showing the cloud formation mirroring the ground, the lighter and more agitated to the left and the darker and more solid to the right. Amongst the clump of trees to the left he included a large house then occupied by Anthony Spedding, a solicitor and a partner of Charles Bicknell, Constable’s father-in-law (Liverpool and Edinburgh 2000, p. 78). ‘The Spaniards’ was an inn that lay further down this road from Hampstead to Highgate.