Catalog of Pictures, 1910, 1929 [page 26]

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in graphite: 26

heading in green ink: The Cathedral of Salisbury.

The following, is a letter to Constable from his intimate friend Bishop Fisher, written from Close, Salisbury, and dated July first, 1826: "My dear Constable -- The two pictures arrived safe on Friday, and within an house were up in their places....the Cathedral looks splendidly over the chimney-piece. The picture requires a room full of light. Its internal splendour comes out in all its power, and the spire fails[?] away with the thunder-clouds." symbol in green ink: Ŧ In the South Kensington Museum, London, there is another picture very similar to this one, painted 1823, and just the same size, but the trees meet overhead and the arrangement of the rest of the foliage is a little different. - This view is from the Bishop's grounds, and undoubtedly it is Bishop Fisher

symbol in green ink: Ŧ Leslie's Memoirs of Constable.


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