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Scenes After Constable Red Black Two Color English Transferware Plate A Cottage In A Cornfield John Constable

$18.99

Brand Grindley

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BLACK & RED TRANSFER WARE SAUCER PLATE

OFFERING ONE OF THE LARGEST TRANSFERWARE COLLECTIONS ON THE WEB!


For consideration is this hard to find, two color transferware plae by Grindley of England. . Taken from John Constables 1833 painting "A Cottage in a Cornfield" from the Scenes After Constable series.

The plate has a beautiful embossed border, and is done in a rare, two color transfer. It is simply stunning!
Very hard to find this colorway!

Measures 5 3/4"

Condition: No chips or cracks, some crazing. There are four plates available and one has a minor manufacturing flaw at the rim that looks like a fleck of clay is missing. It is glazed over and was made this way. I will send this plate out last since it's got a minor imperfection.

John Constable's father was a wealthy Suffolk miller. Constable's truthfulness to nature and devotion to his native scene have passed into legend. Less widely known, however, is his biographer's report that it was seeing Claude's Hagar and the Angel (now in the National Galleery, London) and watercolours by Girtin which first provided him with 'pictures that he could rely on as guides to the study of nature'. Ruisdael, Rubens, Wilson and Annibale Carracci were among other 'reliable guides' whose work he copied as a young man. He also learned from contemporary painters, never forgetting the advice given him by Benjamin West, the President of the Royal Academy: 'Always remember, sir, that light and shadow never stand still...in your skies... always aim at brightness...even in the darkest effects...your darks should look like the darks of silver, not of lead or of slate.'

Constable's youthful exclamation, 'There is room enough for a natural painture [i.e. style of painting]', must be understood not as the outpouring of a 'natural painter' but as the proclamation of an aspiring student struggling for proficiency in the language of art, which shaped his deepest feelings before he could give expression to them.