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Update: Another Constable ‘Summerland’ proof!

I admitted in my original article on David Lucas’s progress proofs for Constable’s ‘A Summerland’ that my attempt to record all of the impressions for this composition was doomed to … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Further Constable ‘Summerland’ proofs #2

  This article  extends the consideration of two proofs of the print by David Lucas and John Constable of  the artist’s composition of  ‘A Summerland’ sold at Chiswick auctions on 27 June … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · 2 Comments

Update: Further Constable ‘Summerland’ proofs

On 27 June 2019, lot 372 Chiswick Auctions, London offered a progress proof of David Lucas’s mezzotint of Constable’s ‘A Summerland’. The catalogue identified this as proof state 10e as … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Update: New Constable ‘Summerland’ proof identified

Recently a reader sent me a photograph of a proof impression of Constable’s ‘Summerland’. This turns out to be a distinct and hitherto unrecorded progress proof made sometime between an … Continue reading

January 23, 2019 · 2 Comments

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #5 – The subject and its development

This is the fifth in a series of articles in which I discuss a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint of ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #2 – The Progress Proofs (a-c)

This is the second of a series of articles in which I discuss a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint of ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #1

This is the first of a series of articles in which I introduce a recently-discovered progress proof of the mezzotint titled ‘A Summerland’ made by David Lucas for John Constable … Continue reading

October 14, 2018 · Leave a comment