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John Constable
1776–1837

The leaping horse, a preparatory oil study

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Medium
Oil on canvas on the original strainer, unlined
Size
8 ⅜ × 10 ⅝ inches · 212 × 270 mm
Notes
Painted c.1824-5
Collections
  • Presumably the Constable family to c.1890;
  • F. L. Wilder;
  • and by descent, 2012;
  • Lowell Libson Ltd;
  • Private collection, UK, to 2015.
Exhibitions
  • London, Tate Gallery, Constable, The Art of Nature, 7 June – 4 July 1971, ex-catalogue (and before removal of additions by a later hand). 
Literature
  • Leslie Parris, The Tate Gallery Constable Collection, 1981, under cat. 46;
  • Anne Lyles, ‘Sketch for The Leaping Horse’, British paintings and works on paper, Lowell Libson Ltd, 2013, pp. 100-3.

Private collection, USA