"According to J. P. Heseltine, this sketch bears an inscription in the painter's hand on the reverse of the canvase, no longer visible due to lining."--Studying Nature, cited below, p. 110.
Hampstead Heath with Bathers
Oil on canvas.
9 5/8 x 15 3/8 inches (244 x 391 mm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009.
Inscribed on reverse (formerly visible; presumably obscured by lining): July -- noon -- Hampstead Heath -- looking north -- wind south east.
The artist's son, Charles Golding Constable (1821-1878), London; J.P. Heseltine (1843-1929), London; his estate, 1929-35; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 27-29 May 1935, lot 15; Sir Malcolm Robertson (1877-1951), London, 1936; by descent; sale, London, Sotheby's, 24 November 1999, lot 82; Agnew's, London; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.