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John Constable, 1776–1837

Bardon Hill, Coleorton Hall

Former Title(s):

Bardon Hill

ca. 1823
Oil on canvas mounted on composition board
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
estate | figures | gazebo | hill | landscape | mountain | park (grounds) | pavilions | sunlight | trees
Associated Places:
Bardon | Coleorton Hall | England | Leicestershire | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Created by John Constable (1776-1837), the artist; by descent to his daughter, Isabel Constable (1822-1888); by whom given to J. Thompson (1785-1866) [1]; … ; purchased at auction by Sir Geoffrey William Agnew (1908-1986) of Thomas Agnew & Sons at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England, March 17, 1967 (lot 16, 'Bardon Mill, near Coleorton Hall') in "Fine English Pictures" [a]; purchased by Paul Mellon (1907-1999), August 1967; by whom given to Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, December 1981.

[1] The March 17, 1967 sale catalog gives the painting's provenance as "The artist's daughter; Mr. J. Thompson." Graham Reynolds notes that Isabel Constable is known to have gifted works to Richard Anthony Thompson (1819-1909), assistant director of the South Kensington Museum, in The later paintings and drawings of John Constable (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984), 1:58 and 1:124, https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/orbis:582470. Richard Anthony Thompson's father was John Thompson (1785-1866), a respected engraver.

[a] Christie, Manson & Woods. March 17, 1967. Fine English Pictures. https://worldcat.org/en/title/171333878

English Romanticism (Center Gallery, Bucknell University, 1990-02-24 - 1990-04-08) [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]

Malcolm Cormack, 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]

Malcolm Cormack, Constable, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK & New York, NY, 1986, p. 153, pl. 152, NJ18 C74 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Robert Hoozee, L'opera completa di Constable, 98, Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1979, p. 25, no. 377, 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. 52-53, no. 55, NJ18 C74 U5 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Graham Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1984, p. 124 (v.1), no. 23.25, pl. 413, NJ18 C74 R485 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Charles Rhyne, Constable Drawings and Watercolors in the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and the Yale Center for British Art, Part I. Authentic Works , Master Drawings, vol. 19, Master Drawings Association, Inc., 1981, p. 140, note 2, NC1 M37 19 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Michael Rosenthal, Constable, the painter and his landscape, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1983, p. 150, fig. 187, NJ18 C74 R68 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Basil Taylor, Constable : paintings, drawings and watercolours, , Phaidon, London, UK, 1973, note 40, no. 103, NJ18 C74 T39 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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