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Young man seated, reading
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Young man seated, reading

Circa 1806

John Constable (1776 - 1837)

Width: 16.7 cm; Height: 27.6 cm;

Inscription, 49
Inscription, 103
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
This portrait drawing of an unknown sitter almost certainly belongs to the period 1805-10 when Constable was painting portraits of local Suffolk worthies. He uses soft outlines, with broad blocking-in of forms, and picks out salient features such as eyes, mouth and hair-parting with crisp, emphatic strokes. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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