John Constable (1776 – 1837) broke new artistic ground in the 19th century, with scrupulous images of nature and extraordinary broken colors. Constable lived in England, gaining fame for his cloud-swept local landscapes. He made numerous sketches of his subjects outdoors, before painting the final artworks in his London studio. Shunning tradition, Constable represented light with daubs of white or yellow, and storms with swift brushstrokes. Although he was snubbed by his own country, Constable won several gold medals in France. His exemplary work strongly impacted the French romantics, the Barbizon school and the Impressionists.
This collotype print was produced in an unknown edition size.
This fine art print is produced using the collotype process, a meticulous printing process that produces extraordinarily detailed reproductions with unparalleled color depth and range. Although collotype printing was replaced by the offset lithography press for commercial printing, it is still used by some fine art printers because of its unique ability to capture microscopic detail and tonal gradations.