An image of A heath (Hampstead Heath: Branch Hill pond)

David Lucas

(England 1802 – 1881)

after John Constable

(England 1776 – 1837)

A heath (Hampstead Heath: Branch Hill pond)

Location
Not on display
Further information

In 1829 Constable engaged the young engraver, David Lucas, to produce a series of mezzotints. Constable favoured this medium as the most effective one to reproduce the flicker of his brushwork and the atmospheric effects of changing sunlight in the open air. The prints were published between 1830 and 1832. They mostly reflect the artist’s deep feeling for the landscape scenery along the river Stour in his native Suffolk.

Year
1830
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint
Dimensions
17.6 x 22.0 cm platemark; 28.0 x 39.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1949
Accession number
8305