An image of Stoke-by-Nayland Church

John Constable

(England 11 Jun 1776 – 01 Apr 1837)

Stoke-by-Nayland Church

Location
Not on display
Further information

Stoke-by-Nayland Church is in the Stour Valley, Suffolk, in the heart of Constable country. The church was a favourite of the artist’s and appears in a number of his paintings and drawings, such as the oil, ‘Stoke-by-Nayland’ (1836) in the Art Institute of Chicago. The Scharf drawing is almost identical to the sketch on page 21 of Constable’s sketchbook, used between July and November 1814 (Victoria and Albert Museum). It seems probable that our drawing was worked up from the rougher sketchbook version at a slightly later time.

Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500–1900, 2014

Year
circa 1814
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil
Dimensions
12.2 x 9.3 cm
Credit
Bequest of Miss Dorothy Scharf 2007
Accession number
314.2007