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John Constable, 1776–1837

West Lodge, East Bergholt

Former Title(s):

Wooling Hall [1984, Reynolds, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, catalogue raisonné]

between 1813 and 1816
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on paper laid on panel
5 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (14.6 x 29.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
brushstrokes | building | country house | dwelling | figure | gate | mansion | sky | trees | wall
Associated Places:
East Bergholt | England | Europe | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Created by John Constable (1776-1831), the artist; by descent to his son, Captain Charles Golding Constable (1821-1878); … [1]; acquired by Alexander Young (1828-1907), London, England; acquired by Dr. Alexander Hugh Freeland Barbour (1856-1927), Edinburgh, Scotland; acquired by Harry Leonard Fison (1868-1959), Ipswich, England; purchased at auction by Arthur Tooth & Sons at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England, November 6, 1959 (lot 12, 'A view of Wooling Hall') in "Fine English pictures" [2] [a]; purchased by Paul Mellon (1907-1999), June 1960; by whom given to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1999.

[1] A wax seal on the back of the panel indicates the work was with Sedelmeyer, Paris ca. 1900.

[2] The work was previously known as "Wooling Hall" per Graham Reynolds, The early paintings of John Constable (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), 1:162, https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/orbis:3892926.

[a] Christie, Manson & Woods. November 6, 1959. Fine English pictures; the Collection of the Late H.L. Fison, Esq. https://worldcat.org/en/title/171337887

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Catalogue of the Constable collection, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, UK, 1973, p. 70, NJ18 C74 R495 1973 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, p. 96, no. 94, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 72 (v.1),, no. 90, pl. 37 (v.2), ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 27 [v.1], no. 85, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Graham Reynolds, The early paintings and drawings of John Constable, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1996, p.162 [v.1], 11.40, pl. 924 [v.2], NJ18 C74 R484 1996 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Basil Taylor, Constable : paintings, drawings and watercolours, , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, p. 194, note 9, no. 13, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon : [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965, , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 14 (v.1), no. 47, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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