John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #4 – The Progress Proofs [e-h]

This is the fourth 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 in 1829. Here I finish the collation of the stages through which the engraving evolved to publication. The major aesthetic revisions all occurred in the … Continue reading John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #4 – The Progress Proofs [e-h]

John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #3 – The Progress Proofs [d]

This is the third 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 in 1829. Here I continue a collation of the many stages through which the engraving evolved to publication. This involves concentrated tracking of changes to … Continue reading John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #3 – The Progress Proofs [d]

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 in 1829. Here I begin a collation of the many stages through which the engraving evolved to publication. This might well strike many general readers as … Continue reading John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #2 – The Progress Proofs (a-c)

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 in 1829. Here I discuss finding and identifying the new work, and in subsequent parts will explore Constable’s development of the subject, the specific development … Continue reading John Constable, David Lucas and ‘A Summerland’: Part #1

In Turner’s Footsteps at Heidelberg: Part 3

This post continues the essay begun on 19 October 2015 and continued on 18 November 2015. In part #1, I followed in the footsteps of Turner’s comprehensive exploration of Heidelberg in 1833. In part #2, I looked at a major finished watercolour that he developed in the early 1840s, and a return visit to Heidelberg … Continue reading In Turner’s Footsteps at Heidelberg: Part 3