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John Constable, 1776–1837, British

Cloud Study

Former Title(s):

Study of Cumulous Clouds

Cumulus Clouds

Oil on paper laid on canvas
12 x 20 inches (30.5 x 50.8 cm) and 2 × 17 × 24 1/2 inches (5.1 × 43.2 × 62.2 cm)

label affixed to stretcher: "Augt 1 1822 II O clock A.M. very hot with large climbing clouds under the sun. Wind westerly."

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) | gray (color) | meteorology | science | white (color)
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

John Constable (The Yomiuri Shimbun, 1986-01 - 1986-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Yale University Art Gallery 2015 - 2016 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-07-27 - 2015-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable's Clouds (National Galleries of Scotland, - 2000-10-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable's Clouds (Walker Art Gallery, 2000-04-28 - ) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Romanticism (Center Gallery, Bucknell University, 1990-02-24 - 1990-04-08) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Art by Chance - Fortuitous Impressions (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 1989-07-22 - 1989-09-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable's England (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983-04-13 - 1983-09-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

John Constable - A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1969-04-30 - 1969-11-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Art, Lux, et Veritas 2012, Personal Responses to Collections at Yale , Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 2012, cover, pp. 25-27, V 2414:2 [ORBIS]

Arts Council of Great Britain, An exhibition of sketches & drawings by John Constable from the collection of Dr. H. A. C. Gregory, M.C., London, UK, 1949, p. 12, Haas Arts Library Spec. Coll. [ORBIS]

Kurt Badt, John Constable's clouds, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1950, pp. 41-49,, Plate 5, Nj18 C74 B2313 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Gemma Brace, Air Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017, Sansom & Co., Bristol, p. 8, fig. 1, N6764 .A57 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kenneth Clark, The Romantic movement, a handlist , Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1959, p. 65, V 2022 (YCBA) [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) [YCBA]

Exhibition of paintings by John Constable, 1776-1837, 8th July to 30th August, 1952 at the Guildhall Art Gallery. , The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 1952, p.10, No. 46, NJ18 C74 E95 1952 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, pp. 126-27, no. 337, NJ18 C74 A12 +H66 (YCBA) [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. 51, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Edward. Morris, Constable's clouds, paintings and cloud studies by John Constable , National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh & Liverpool, UK, 2000, p.81, no. 51, NJ18 C74 C76 2000 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, p. 104 (v.1), no. 22.16, pl. 349 (v.2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Michael Rosenthal, Constable, Thames and Hudson, London, UK, 1987, pp. 128, 130, fig. 123, NJ18 C74 R683 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Basil Taylor, Constable, paintings, drawings and watercolours; , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, p. 199, note 30, no. 67, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

John E. Thornes, John Constable's skies, a fusion of art and science , University of Birmingham Press, Birmingham, UK, 1999, pp.258-59, no. 40, pl. 116, NJ18 C74 T56 1999 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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