Hampstead Heath. Artist: David Lucas (British, Northamptonshire 1802-1881 London); After John Constable (British, East Bergholt 1776-1837 Hampstead). Dimensions: Image: 3 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (8.3 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 9/16 × 9 in. (16.7 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 8 11/16 × 11 9/16 in. (22.1 × 29.4 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky. The proof has been touched to add a donkey in the right foreground and a pick in the man's hand. In 1827, Constable began work on the project that would occupy his attention until his death seven years later: the publication of a series o

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Hampstead Heath. Artist: David Lucas (British, Northamptonshire 1802-1881 London); After John Constable (British, East Bergholt 1776-1837 Hampstead). Dimensions: Image: 3 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (8.3 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 9/16 × 9 in. (16.7 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 8 11/16 × 11 9/16 in. (22.1 × 29.4 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky. The proof has been touched to add a donkey in the right foreground and a pick in the man's hand. In 1827, Constable began work on the project that would occupy his attention until his death seven years later: the publication of a series o
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Image ID: PB0C32
Hampstead Heath. Artist: David Lucas (British, Northamptonshire 1802-1881 London); After John Constable (British, East Bergholt 1776-1837 Hampstead). Dimensions: Image: 3 1/4 × 6 1/16 in. (8.3 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 9/16 × 9 in. (16.7 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 8 11/16 × 11 9/16 in. (22.1 × 29.4 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky. The proof has been touched to add a donkey in the right foreground and a pick in the man's hand. In 1827, Constable began work on the project that would occupy his attention until his death seven years later: the publication of a series of prints based on his paintings that would stand as a summary of his achievements. The painter collaborated closely with the engraver David Lucas to create prints that would illustrate Constable's didactic intention--to illustrate the "chiaroscuro of nature." The medium of mezzotint, in which the design is developed from dark to light using a wide range of velvety tones, was eminently suited to the project. Museum: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.
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