Item: 19thC John Constable R.A.Portrait Oil Painting, Man in Black Hat
Sold For: $20,100.00
Date: Jul 20, 2012
Description and Image By: wwolst12
If you are not familiar with the works of John Constable (1776-1837) a quick search on the internet will show you his very long and impressive Artistic Resume. This world-famous English Painter was well known for his landscapes, however he often painted Portraits. The very early 19th century Oil Painting in this auction measures 24“ by 20“ and depicts a distinguished gentleman, wearing a large black hat. He has a robust look of a successful businessman. The plaque below this painting reads, “John Constable R.A. 1776-1837” and this painting is guaranteed for life, to be an authentic John Constable Portrait Oil Painting. After looking at this antique Oil Painting under a black light we found that there is some very well done, profesional inpainting in the bottom left-hand corner and on the brim of his hat. There are no other problems or any repairs to this original John Constable Oil Painting and it comes in a period 35“ by 30“ carved & gilded frame. There is some wear and small chips to the gesso of this frame, but overall it is in very good original condition. … This painting has labels on the back from a prior Sotheby’s Auction.