East Bergholt Church: part of the west end seen beyond a group of elms

East Bergholt Church: part of the west end seen beyond a group of elms

Constable made his first visit to Salisbury in 1811. Although he spent most of the following year at home in Suffolk, he retained in this sketch of East Bergholt Church the unusual style he had developed in his sketches of Salisbury Cathedral: a careful, finely detailed rendering of the church and fluid, dashing strokes to delineate the foliage of the surrounding trees.