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Alfred Lucas
Large Antique Signed Alfred Lucas Engraving of "The Lock"

$590

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Large antique engraving by Alfred Lucas (British, 1841 - 1886) Entitled "The Lock After [John] Constable" Blind stamped and pencil signed by "Alfred Lucas" Engraving is after the earlier engraving by David Lucas, the brother of Alfred Lucas, of John Constable's painting entitled "The Lock" The Lock was one of a sequence of large pictures of Suffolk canal scenes that Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy between the years of 1819 and 1825. The keeper of Flatford Lock is depicted in the process of opening the gates whilst a barge waits in the basin for the water levels to drop. On the left, a horse waits beside a crouching figure. Fields extend into the distance and a church can be seen. Matted and framed under glass John Constable (1776 - 1837) was one of the most famed painters and watercolourists of the nineteenth-century. Born at East Bergholt, Suffolk, Constable was the son of a corn and coal merchant and farmer. Though he initially entered the family business in 1792, Constable made a sketching tour of Norfolk two years later, and upon an introduction to Joseph Farrington in 1799, was enrolled in the Royal Academy. He exhibited there from 1802; was made an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1819, and a Royal Academician in 1829. He was given the gold medal by Charles X when his work was displayed at the Paris Salon in 1824, and was awarded the same accolade two years later at the Society of Fine Arts, Lille. Between 1833, and until his death in 1837, Constable lectured on landscape painting at the Royal Institution, the Hampstead Literary and Scientific Society, and the Worcester Athenaeum David Lucas (1802 - 1881) was a British printmaker who specialised in mezzotint. He was a pupil of Samuel William Reynolds, and worked from Bryanston Square, London, upon the completion of his education. He produced prints after Gainsborough, Vernet, Isabey and Hoppner amongst others, but it was his works after Constable that earned him true renown. The collaboration between the pair was one of the most successful in the history of British printmaking. Whilst Turner amassed a group of faithful engravers to whom he would turn, Constable virtually employed only Lucas, and this fidelity was repaid by the stunning translation his work received from 1829, until long after his death in 1837. Artist or Maker: Alfred Lucas (British, 1841 - 1886)

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  • Creator
    Alfred Lucas (1841 - 1886, British)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.75 in. (88.27 cm)Width: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Gallatin, TN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU57333878472

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