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John Constable

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John Constable, by John Constable, circa 1799-1804 - NPG 901 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Constable

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)
Purchased, 1892
Primary Collection
NPG 901


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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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