Reynolds, Graham. The Early Paintings and Drawings of JOHN CONSTABLE. 2 Volumes; volume 1: xiii and 280 pp. text; volume 2: xxx pp. text, followed by 1465 plates, approximately 100 of which are in colour. Large 4to's, cloth. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1996.
A handsome 2-volume set (one is text, the other is plates) which describes and reproduces 1370 paintings and drawings dating between 1790 and 1816, beginning with Constable's juvenilia and tentative experiments before he went to London in 1799 to become a professional artist. Includes numerous sketches and drawings. As an addenda to the companion volume, "The Later Paintings and Drawings", an appendix in this volume records and reproduces 94 works works produced between 1817 and 1836 that have come to light since those books were published. Announced for November.
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