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
David LUCAS | The Glebe Farm

LUCAS, David, Artist
Great Britain 1802 – 1881
CONSTABLE, John, Artist
Great Britain 1776 – 1837
The Glebe Farm
for English Landscape, part V, July 1832 1831-32
mezzotint, drypoint
progress proof 'f'
plate 18.0 (h) x 25.5 (w) cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Felton Bequest in 1970
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Lucas probably began working on this plate before November 1831 (Beckett IV, p. 361), basing it on a version of The Glebe Farm 1830 that was subsequently bequeathed to the Tate Gallery by Constable’s family in 1888. He made at least seven progress proof variations before the published state, of which this is the sixth. During the proofing highlights were added throughout, and small birds included in the sky.

Heysen noted: ‘I am particularly impressed with … “The Glebe Farm”’ (Heysen, 1947?, NLA MS5073/1/2283).

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