Study of tree turnks1821 by John Constable

This outdoor sketch brilliantly captures the effect of broken sunlight falling through foliage. In May 1819 Constable expressed his delight in such subjects: 'Every tree seems full of blossom of some kind & the surface of the ground seems quite lovely'. The figure at the right may be the artist's wife, with one of their children.
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Media: oil on paper
Period / movement: romanticism
Dimensions (h/w/d): 10 11 (25 29)
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum , London, England