The Cornfield by John Constable
Mezzotint by David Lucas printed for a posthumous collection of Constable's works entitled 'English Landscape Scenery,' edited by H.G. Bohn and published by Thomas Boys in 1853. Much foxing on the border. Framed
In the late 1820s Constable looked into the medium of mezzotint to publishing prints of his paintings, hoping to introduce his work of on the English landscape to a wider audience. In 1829 he met the engraver David Lucas (1802-1881) who made two small prints, ‘Approaching Storm’ and ‘Departing Storm’. Constable was so impressed by the results that together they embarked on a series of mezzotints to be published as ‘Various Subjects of Landscape, Characteristic of English Scenery’.