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John Constable, 1776–1837, British

Cloud Study

Former Title(s):

Study of Altocumulus Clouds

Stratocumulus Clouds

A Study of Rain Clouds

Oil on paper on board
Support (PTG): 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (24.8 x 30.2 cm)

back: "Sept'r 13th one o'clock. Silent wind at North West, which became tempestuous in the afternoon, with rain all the night following."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
blue | clouds | gray | light | meteorology | motion | science | texture
On view

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 60-61, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, Constable, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK & New York, NY, 1986, pp. 137, 139, pl. 139, NJ18 C74 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, pp. 122-23, no. 346, 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. 42-43, no. 44, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA)

Laurent Le Bon, Jardins, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, p. 47, fig. 8, N8217.G36 J37 2016 Oversize (YCBA)

Edward. Morris, Constable's clouds, paintings and cloud studies by John Constable , National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh & Liverpool, UK, 2000, p. 68, no. 39, NJ18 C74 C76 2000 + (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, pp. 81-81 (v.1), no. 21.50, pl. 255 (v.2), NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA)

The critique of reason : Romantic art, 1760-1860 : March 6-July 26, 2015, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 2015, [pp. 3-4], fig. 3, V 2574 (YCBA)

John E. Thornes, John Constable's skies, a fusion of art and science , University of Birmingham Press, Birmingham, UK, 1999, pp. 228-29, no. 17, pl. 99, NJ18 C74 T56 1999 (YCBA)

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