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Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead, is an oil painting by John Constable, a British artist that left his mark in Art History through his unique and stunning landscapes. He became a significant figure to understand the foundations of Modern art, as he insisted on the creative possibilities of landscape painting when it was an undervalued genre. For Academics, mythological and historical painting were the most important subjects, with portraiture coming after. Through the years, as well as in Turner's work, Constable had an impact on the Royal Academy with his incredible paintings, betting on large-scale productions to attract more attention. Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead offers a more intimate facet of the painter, with a view of Hampstead, a little village near London that the Constable family lived in for years.
Since 1821, the painter and his wife, Maria Bicknell, relocated to Hampstead, mainly because of Maria's health situation, as she had tuberculosis symptoms. The painting's perspective was done from a room of his residence, which can be confirmed through the correspondence between John Fisher, a reverend and close friend of Constable, and the painter himself, who was satisfied with such a sight. The viewer can see the silhouettes of St. Paul's Cathedral, factories, and other buildings in London on the horizon. In the mid-1820s, the family moved to Brighton to be closer to the sea, but by the time Constable created this painting (and Maria's death in 1828), they were already back in Hampstead.
Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead, is a small oil on canvas with dimensions of 21 x 28.6 cm and now belongs to the Yale Center For British Art. Unlike the painter's earlier work, which was dominated by greens and yellows, this last period of his production has a more prominent presence of grey and subdued tones. The viewpoint is high on the composition, and the sky occupies two-thirds of the canvas. The lower part of the painting consists of a road, some bushes, and trees that mostly occupy the right side. There are some people to the left near the houses and a carriage in the middle of the artwork. Constable painted a yellow strip that probably depicts a field, as well as representing some buildings in the distance with purple-grey and red pigments. The painted clouds in the sky have a subtle pink tint to them, creating an interesting color harmony with London's skyline.
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Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself, use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service, meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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Unframed paintings are covered with a special protective film, are gently rolled and then placed inside a strong specially designed tube.
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