Hampstead Heath. Artist: David Lucas (British, Northamptonshire 1802-1881 London); After John Constable (British, East Bergholt 1776-1837 Hampstead). Dimensions: Image: 3 5/8 × 6 1/16 in. (9.2 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 5/8 × 9 in. (16.8 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (29.5 × 40.3 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky, with a rainbow and donkey at right. 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

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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 5/8 × 6 1/16 in. (9.2 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 5/8 × 9 in. (16.8 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (29.5 × 40.3 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky, with a rainbow and donkey at right. 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
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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 5/8 × 6 1/16 in. (9.2 × 15.4 cm) Plate: 6 5/8 × 9 in. (16.8 × 22.9 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (29.5 × 40.3 cm). Date: 1829. View of a man sitting on a hillside under a stormy sky, with a rainbow and donkey at right. 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.