John Constable (British, 1776-1837)
Full-Scale Study for ‘The Hay Wain’, About 1821
Oil on canvas
54 x 74 in.  (137 x 188 cm)


Constable often made full-scale studies for large exhibition paintings. He used a broad painting style to establish the general balance of the composition and its colors. This study is for his most famous work, The Hay Wain, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1821. The painting is now in the National Gallery, London. The scene is near Flatford Mill.


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