Barges on the Stour, with Dedham Church in the distance,
Oil on paper laid on canvas,
Museum no. 325-1888
Barges on the Stour, with Dedham Church in the distance
This oil sketch is one of the earliest to demonstrate Constable's vibrant and original mature style. The lock gates are probably near Flatford Mill. Constable was very familiar with the barges that carried grain on the River Stour.