John Constable RA, Landscape Study: Figures by a Clump of Trees

Landscape Study: Figures by a Clump of Trees, ca. 1823

John Constable RA (1776 - 1837)

RA Collection: Art

This sketch was probably painted in one of the London Parks such as Green Park. The number of people walking and riding suggests a central London or Westminster Park rather than the wilder, windy terrain of Hampstead Heath as was previously suggested as a location.

This sketch was probably made in the same park as Landscape Study: Scene in a Park (03/563) given the similarity of the handling in the two sketches. The two sketches may show the same avenue of trees from a different viewpoint.

Further Reading

Graham Reynolds, The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable , 1984, Text Vol. pp. 131-132, no. 23.86; Plates Vol. pl. 470.

Object details

Landscape Study: Figures by a Clump of Trees
John Constable RA (1776 - 1837)
ca. 1823
Object type
Oil on paper laid on board, brown ground

248 mm x 305 mm x 20 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Given by Isabel Constable 1888

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