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Wivenhoe Park, Essex is an oil on canvas by the English painter John Constable. Hailed as a master of landscape painting, Constable was one of the key influences for en plein air painters from the following century, such as Camille Corot and other painters associated with the Barbizon School. Constable himself had the practice of taking long hikes and carrying his painting materials, producing a good amount of sketches which are now seen as a sort of “proto-modern” production. A sort of rival to the more abstract inclined J. M. W. Turner, both artists are among the most important names of British art. In Wivenhoe Park, Essex, John Constable presents the viewer with a stunning yet simple lake view. As usual in his work, the painter shows his dexterity in rendering the sun and shade, the reflection of the water, and its movement.
The picture was painted in 1916 and now belongs to the National Gallery’s collection. Its dimensions are 56.1 x 101.2 cm (22 x 39.7 in). The picture excellent to explore the strengths of Constable’s manner: his always detailed rendition of vegetation, his skill in bringing the sensation of a sunny day and the subtle variations of lighting and shadow, and his almost snapshot-like quality of the composition.
The scene is relatively simple: the audience witnesses the cattle feeding itself while a couple of fishers work at the lake. Constable visually sectioned the composition: one-third of it is the first piece of land, painted with warm yellowish-green, the second is the lake, done with browns, greens, and greys, and then the other part of the land, farther away, where there are many trees and a big red house. In fact, this house was owned by Constable’s client, who had ordered two landscapes, the Major-General Francis Slater-Rebow. The small figure taking a ride in the donkey cart to the extreme left is the General’s daughter, and to the extreme left, squeezed between the woods, is a donkey house.
The sky was executed with great attention. Constable proved himself again to create a composition that alternates between the clouds and the sky to create a dynamic visual arrangement, causing a sensation that the clouds are moving due to strong winds. The painting, in general, was done with small and thick brushstrokes, something that can be better observed up close. Each portion of the picture is surprising due to the sheer amount of detail one can find.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Wivenhoe Park, Essex, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Wivenhoe Park, Essex that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
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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