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West End Fields, Hampstead, noon
(c. 1822)

oil on canvas
33.2 × 52.4 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909
Gallery location
18th & 19th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Collection of Captain Charles Golding Constable (1821–79), the artist's second son, by 1872; exhibited Royal Academy, London, 1872, no. 27, as  'Noon, West End Fields', owner Captain C. G. Constable; Estate of Captain Constable, until 1887; included in Captain Constable sale, Christie's, London, 11 July 1887, no. 81; purchased by Agnew's (dealer), London, prior to the auction, 9 July 1887 (stock no. 4620); from where purchased by Sir William Cuthbert Quilter (1841–1911), 1st Baronet, 13 July 1887; Quilter collection, Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk, until 1909; included in the Cuthbert Quilter Christie's sale, London, 9 July 1909, no. 50; from where purchased, on the advice of Frank Gibson, for the Felton Bequest, 1909.

Exhibited: Royal Academy, London, 1872, no. 27; John Constable, the Natural Painter: 62 Paintings and Drawings from Great Collections, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1973–74, no. 39; Australian and European Masterpieces from Australian National Galleries, Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Hermitage, Leningrad (St Petersberg), 1979–80, no. 17; John Constable, Isetan Museum of Art, Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; Kofu Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, 1986, no. 64; Constable, Tate  Gallery, London, 1991, no. 109; The Mezzotints of Turner and Constable, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1992; Constable: Impressions of land, sea and sky, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of New Zealeand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, 2006, no.44