This Building Painting is one of five works bequeathed to the Museum in 1888 by Miss Isabel Constable with the request that they should be described as a gift from Maria Louisa Constable, Isabel Constable and Lionel Bicknell Constable.
Oil Paintings for sale A label formerly on the back of the frame but now preserved in the Department of Paintings is inscribed by the artist in ink, apparently touched with oil paint . Famous Paintings Cottage in a Corn field- John Constable 35 Charlotte Street (another line has been torn off). This label is in the form used by the artist for his exhibits at the Royal Academy. Children Paintings Though left unfinished until March 1833, Constable based the donkey in this painting on a life study done in December 1815. The corn in the field remains green on the side shaded from the sun, but is ripe elsewhere, suggesting it is set in the month of July. Flower Paintings However, the label on the back can only refer to an exhibition after 1832 must therefore be identical with 'The Cottage in a Cornfield' shown at the Royal Academy in 1833.