John Constable’s “Dedham Lock and Mill”

John Constable (1776-1837) was a master of landscape painting, capable of producing vigorous gestural studies as well as works of great refinement. His various sketches and finished works of Dedham Lock and Mill exhibit both of these approaches. Click on the links below to see several different versions of this same subject:

 Dedham Lock and Mill (oil sketch, ca. 1816)

 Dedham Lock and Mill (oil, ca. 1818)

Dedham Lock and Mill (oil, ca. 1820)

Selection of open air works in oil and in pencil, including three rederings of Dedham Lock and Mill

YouTube video: On Seeing John Constable’s Deadham Lock & Mill


 For more about John Constable and his works depicting Dedham Lock and Mill, see the December 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, available at 




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