John Constable View over London from Hampstead Heath, 1830 fridge magnet
This magnet features the watercolour of View over London from Hampstead Heath, 1830 by the Suffolk landscape artist John Constable (1776-1837).
The oil studies of clouds which Constable made between 1821 and 1822 in Hampstead are today justly celebrated. Less well known are the smaller studies of skies he made in watercolour, like this example, when living at the house he rented in Well Walk in Hampstead from 1827 as a permanent home for his family. From the back of the house he could paint the extensive views looking south and south-eastwards over the city of London and the Thames Valley. We know from Constable’s inscription on the back that this example was made on 5 September 1830, at ‘1 o’clock looking south-east Sunday’.
|7.9cm x 8.4cm