by John Constable
pencil and black chalk heightened with white and red chalk, circa 1799-1804
9 3/4 in. x 7 5/8 in. (248 mm x 194 mm)
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- John Constable (1776-1837), Landscape painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
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- John Constable (1776-1837), Landscape painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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This early self-portrait was drawn with the aid of a mirror, as indicated by the reversed buttoning of his coat. It was probably produced at about the time that Constable entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1799. It is an intimate and unaffected study.
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- Bakewell, Michael, Character Sketches: Fitzrovia: London's Bohemia, 1999, p. 6
- Cooper, John, Great Britons: The Great Debate, 2002, p. 14
- Ribeiro, Aileen, The Gallery of Fashion, 2000, p. 153
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 153
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 81
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 141
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 127