John Constable, 'Elm Trees'

John Constable, 'Elm Trees'

John Constable (1776-1837)
'Elm Trees'
Great Britain
About 1820
Pencil on paper
Museum no. 351-1888

Constable’s main interest in this drawing appears to be light and shade rather than form. The mass of diagonal hatching varies in density to suggest foliage but, overall, has an abstract quality.

This drawing can be found in Prints and Drawings Study Room box EDUC 15.