'Constable's dramatic landscape leads your eye across the Suffolk countryside, along the winding River Stour, to Dedham village and the estuary beyond. This view from Gun Hill looking towards Dedham church, near his father's watermill, was a favourite subject and also features in a smaller painting of 1802 (Victoria and Albert Museum). The composition, with prominent foreground trees, was partially inspired by Claude's 'Hagar and the Angel' (National Gallery, London). The cloudy sky and details are, however, based on Constable's close observation of nature.' - NGS
Provenance: Thomas Agnew and Son. Bearing collector's stamp on the reverse of Fritz Reiss.
Reference: Shirley 40, Wedmore 49. (Unlettered e.p.)
Image Size: 53.7 x 50.2 cm
Plate Size: 67.8 x 56.1 cm
Sheet Size: 82.2 x 69.5 cm