-A Lock on the Stour
-Summer Afternoon, After a Shower
-The Glebe Farm
-Hampstead Heath, vignette
The set of 'English Landscape Scenery' is amongst the greatest examples in the history of the English print of the creative use of mezzotint. It is also an extraordinary illustration of the co-operation which is possible between two artists.
Constable wanted to work in mezzotint as it was a medium which he felt would bring out to the full, the concept of the 'chiaroscuro of nature' which is central to his art. Since he did no feel capable himself of the working the plates he collaborated with a young and very gifted engraver David Lucas. They developed a unique working arrangement. Lucas worked up a first proof from a constable sketch, Constable then retouched every aspect of the proof, and of a series of subsequent proofs, until he was entirely satisfied with every nuance of light, shade and atmosphere.