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Creator:
John Constable, 1776–1837, British
Title:

Osmington Village

Former Title(s):

View of Osmington Village with the Church and Vicarage

Osmington Village, with the Church and Vicarage

Date:
1816 to 1817
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 10 1/8 x 12 inches (25.7 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.156
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architecture | houses | landscape | lane (road) | parish | pastoral | picturesque | road | Romantic | rural | travelers | village
Associated Places:
Dorset | England | Europe | Osmington | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38532
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The village of Osmington in Dorset, about five miles east of Weymouth, was the home of Constable's closest friend, the clergyman John Fisher. In 1816 the artist and his new wife Maria stayed with Fisher at his vicarage for much of their honeymoon, and he based this painting on a sketchbook drawing he made at that time. The vicarage is the grey building to the left with smoke rising from its chimney. Constable gave the work to Fisher and his wife along with pendant portraits of them both.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 34

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, p. 109, no. 225, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA)

John Constable, a selection of paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1969, pp. 26-27, no. 18, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA)

Michael Kitson, London. Constable at the Tate, Burlington Magazine, vol. 133, no. 1061, August 1991, p. 559, N1 B87+ Oversize (YCBA)

Michael Kitson, London. Constable at the Tate, Burlington Magazine, vol. 133, no. 1061, August 1991, p. 559, Online (JSTOR)

Leslie Parris, Constable, Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1991, pp. 168-69, No. 80, pl. 80, NJ18 C74 P372 1991 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, The early paintings and drawings of John Constable, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1996, p. 226 [v.1], 16.58, pl. 1319 [v.2], NJ18 C74 R484 1996 + (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 34, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Timothy Wilcox, Constable and Salisbury, the soul of landscape , Scala Publishers, London, UK, 2011, pp. 39, 42, fig. 28, NJ18.C74 W53 2011 Oversize (YCBA)


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