Ref NoWGC/2
TitleJohn Constable Research
DescriptionIn the 1930s W.G. Constable began to collect material and conduct research on the artist John Constable. The content and arrangement of the resulting files - which is very similar to those pertaining to the Richard Wilson text - suggests that the intention was to compile and publish a comprehensive catalogue on the artist. The files do not reveal whether Constable ever secured a publisher, but by 1955 ít is clear that the project would not be realised. In a letter to E. Parsons, Constable records that 'At one time I had the hope of writing [a book]; but I've had to decide that I'm very unlikely to have the time and opportunity to do the thorough job required; so the hope has disappeared' (Ref no WGC/2/3/1). Although Constable continued to collect material concerning John Constable until 1960s, his work on the artist was never published.

The Paul Mellon Centre's Archives & Library collections contain additional material on this artist. Please see the Artist Guide on our website for further information (link below).
Date[c 1930s-1960s]
LevelSub-Collection
Extent5 boxes (35 files)
URLhttps://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/archives-and-library/artist-subject-guides/john-constable
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