The Early Paintings and Drawings of John Constable: Text and Plates

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These two volumes of catalog and plates cover Constable's (1776-1837) paintings and drawings from 1790 to 1816. Reynolds (The Later Paintings & Drawings of John Constable, LJ 2/1/85) provides a short, illuminating explanation of Constable's work during these years. The catalog gives a full description of each work, including size, location, medium, and condition of the canvas (e.g., relined). This information is followed by a short paragraph or two giving all the information known about the subject and its place in Constable's early career. The index is a full compendium that is indispensable to using the volumes; it even lists all the former owners of the works and the sales (with date) in which these pieces were offered. The plates in Volume 2 are beautifully and accurately reproduced. Throughout, the book provides as full a record of Constable's early works and career as one could wish. A model of scholarly accuracy, with detailed information fully and clearly presented, this superb piece of work, well worth the price, should be included in every serious art library.-Martin Chasin, Adult Inst. Bridgeport, Ct.
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