Item #34896 Plate - "Noon" from English Landscape Scenery. A Series of Forty Mezzotinto Engravings on Steel from Pictures Painted by John Constable, R.A. David Lucas, John Constable.

Plate - "Noon" from English Landscape Scenery. A Series of Forty Mezzotinto Engravings on Steel from Pictures Painted by John Constable, R.A.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1855. From the Second edition. "The Art of John Constable, like that of Hogarth, of Wilson, and of Stothard, was scarcely noticed by those among the titled and the wealthy of his countrymen who put themselves forward as the patrons of Painting; and had he not been independent of his profession for support, he could not have lived by it. But whatever may have been the loss to the artist, the world has been in some degree the gainer; for the apathy of patronage left Constable, as Hogarth had been left, to the free and unrestrained bent of his own genius, and the scenes he most loved became subjects of his pictures" (introduction). This mezzotint was engraved by David Lucas from a drawing by John Constable. Depicts a shepherd, his dog, and his flock of sheep grazing on the West-end fields, near Hampstead. Minor chipping to edges of paper and minor browning to margins. Light smudge mark to margin. Suitable for framing. Paper size: 11 x 17. PRINT/021121. Very Good.

Item #34896

Price: $35.00

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