Item 001/64 - John Wingfield by John Constable

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/64


John Wingfield by John Constable


  • 1818 (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on canvas

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Constable is recorded as having painted two portraits of John Wingfield. One was bought by the eventual Director of B.F.A. in Massachusetts, current whereabouts unknown; photographs and correspondence concerning this painting is in the Master Paintings Catalogue and the School Archive. It is recorded in 'Portraits of Head Masters' that the date 1818 was discerned during cleaning in 1899. Mentioned in 'L'Opera Completa di Constable' Robert Hoozee, 1979 (p.110). Engraved by W.J.Ward, published in 1827.

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Half-length portrait of Wingfield, wearing academic dress and collar; he also wears a fine wig. Bears signature c.l.: John Constable/Pinx. 1818 and later inscribed upper left with the identity of the sitter.

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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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29.5" x 24"

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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