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Creator:
John Constable, 1776–1837, British
Title:
Half-size Sketch for The Opening of Waterloo Bridge (“Whitehall Stairs, June 18, 1817”)
Date:
1829 to 1831
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 24 x 39 inches (61 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.44
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
balconies | barges (ceremonial watercraft) | boats | bridge (built work) | buildings | celebration | ceremony | cityscape | costume | genre subject | guards (security) | houses | opening (event) | people | procession | river | soldiers | uniforms
Associated Places:
England | Greater London | London | Thames | United Kingdom | Waterloo Bridge
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Constable's England (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983-04-13 - 1983-09-04)

John Constable (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 1986-01 - 1986-06)

John Constable (Tate) (Tate Britain, 1991-06 - 1991-09)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 1993-04-10 - 1993-05-09)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Hiroshima Museum of Art, 1993-01-23 - 1993-03-07)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Koriyama City Museum of Art, 1992-11-21 - 1993-01-17)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Ohita Prefectural Art Hall, 1992-10-24 - 1992-11-15)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Daimaru Museum of Art, 1993-03-10 - 1993-03-29)

British Landscape Exhibition (Japan) (Isetan Museum of Art, 1992-09-17 - 1992-10-20)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1998-02-08 - 1998-04-26)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999-10-22 - 2000-01-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2001-02-25 - 2001-05-20)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2007-02 - 2007-04-08)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (National Gallery of Art, 2006-10 - 2007-01)

Constable - The Great Landscapes (Tate Britain, 2006-06-01 - 2006-08-28)

Panoramic River - The Hudson and the Thames (Hudson River Museum, 2013-02-02 - 2013-05-26)

Publications:
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Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures, The Times (London), issue no. 59989, Thursday, April 28, 1977, p. 9, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm : Film An T842 (SML)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 64-65, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, Constable, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK & New York, NY, 1986, pp. 216-7, pl. 205, NJ18 C74 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 8, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Catalogue of the Constable collection, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, UK, 1973, p. 123, NJ18 C74 R495 1973 (YCBA)

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, p. 142, no. 546, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA)

The panoramic river, the Hudson and the Thames , Hudson River Museum, Yonkres, N.Y., 2013, pp. 48, 49, 163, fig. 22, ND2880 .P355 2013 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the life of John Constable, R.A., The Medici Society, Ltd., London, UK, 1937, pp. xii..., pl. 132, NJ18 C74 L47 1937 (YCBA)

Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the life of John Constable composed chiefly of his letters, Phaidon Press, London, UK, 1951, pp. 417..., NJ18 C74 L47 1951 (YCBA)

Leslie Parris, Constable, Tate Publishing, London, UK, 1991, pp. 204,209..., No, 212, pl.212 & fig.178, NJ18 C74 P372 1991 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, p. 213 (v.1), no. 29.63, pl. 762 (v.2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Constable's England, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1983, pp. 154-55, No. 56, NJ18 C74 R496 (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Constable, the natural painter, Panther, St. Albans, UK, 1976, pp. 121-22, NJ18 C74 R48 1976 (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Constable at Work, Apollo, vol. 96, no. 125, July 1972, pp. 15-17, 18, pl. I, N1 A54 96:1 + (YCBA)

Andrew Shirley, John Constable, R. A., Medical Society, London, 1944, p. 25, no. 132, pl. 132, NJ18 C74 S55 (YCBA)

Basil Taylor, Constable, paintings, drawings and watercolours; , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, pp. 201-2..., NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA)

Herbert W. Tompkins, Constable's Drawings and Sketches, Fortnightly Review, v. 95, no. 567, March 1914, p. 556, A88 F778 (SML)

William Vaughan, John Constable, Tate Publishing, London, 2015, pp. 57-59, 100, fig. 41, NJ18.C74 V28 2015 (YCBA)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 17, 19, 111, pl. 43, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:399
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