Mezzotint by David Lucas, as directed by John Constable, printed on wove paper.
Finished in 1829 and later issued in part II of English Landscape Scenery in 1831 . Old Sarum was the site of William the Conqueror’s court, which established the feudal system.
Constable made two versions of the plate S. 8 and S. 32. The second plate, begun in 1831 and completed by 1833, was made because Constable was dissatisfied with the terraces in the first version.
Reference: S.8. Engraver’s proof (d).
Sheet Size: 252 x 373 mm
Plate Size: 185 x 253 mm
Image Size: 141 x 215 mm