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John Constable, 1776–1837, British

Cloud Study

Former Title(s):

Study of Cumulus Clouds [as published in YCBA Concise Catalogue, 1985]

Looking Southward [as exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1937]

Oil on paper laid on panel
Support (PTG): 11 1/4 x 19 inches (28.6 x 48.3 cm)

back: "Sep 21 1822 past one o'clock looking South wind very fresh at East, but warm."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
blue | clouds | gray (color) | landscape | light | meteorology | science | science | space | study (visual work) | texture | white (color)
Not on view

Gemma Brace, Air Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017, Sansom & Co., Bristol, p. 35, fig. 35, N6764 .A57 2017 (YCBA)

Centenary exhibition of paintings and water-colours by John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), May 4th to August 31st, 1937. , Tate Britain, London, UK, 1937, p. 20, no. 38, NJ18 C74 T36 1937 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 62-63, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, p. 221, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, pp. 122-23, no. 346, Tav. XXXIXA, 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. 48-49, no. 52, NJ18 C74 U5 (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. 24, no. 77, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 85 (v.1),, no. 115, pl. 34 v.2), ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, p. 106 (v.1), no. 22.27, pl. 357 (v. 2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of eighteenth and nineteenth century drawings and paintings : 26 July 1961, Sotheby's, London, July 26, 1961, p. 32, lot no. 160, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Basil Taylor, Constable, paintings, drawings and watercolours; , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, p. 199, note 30, no. 62, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA)

John E. Thornes, John Constable's skies, a fusion of art and science , University of Birmingham Press, Birmingham, UK, 1999, p. 269, no. 52, pl. 123, NJ18 C74 T56 1999 (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. 12 (v.1), no. 40, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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