Memoirs of the life of John Constable, esq., R.A.; composed chiefly of his letters

9781231044940: Memoirs of the life of John Constable, esq., R.A.; composed chiefly of his letters

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ... way towards happiness, nor do they always insure a good husband; but Richard will make a good husband, he is so good a son. "September 13th. In the evening went to Mr. Northcote's, and had a delightful conversation about painting, &c. It is wonderful to see him with all the energy of youth. His eye sparkling so bright and so sharp. "September 16th. This morning, a grand epoch, was ushered in by a prodigious bustle with the fowls in the garFowls, Cats, Robin-red-breast. The Swiss organist, who had become a regular pensioner of Constable, t Constable never played. He said he " considered the time spent at a card table as a vacuum in life." % "The Leaping Horse," which had met with no purchaser. den; the black hen making a great to do, the cock strutting about, and Billy looking at them in great astonishment from the back kitchen window. When all was a little quiet, I looked into the brewhouse, and saw her on the nest I had made, and at breakfast Elizabeth brought me a beautiful egg, probably the first ever laid in these premises. How much we have changed this house from what it was in Mr. Farrington's time; his attics turned into nurseries, a beautiful baby born in his bedroom, his washhouse turned into a brewhouse, his back parlour, which contained all his prints, into a bedroom, and his painting rooms made habitable; well done! Billy is a most laughable cat; he plays with the kit, pulls it out of its basket, tones it up, and holds it with his fore feet in a most ridiculous manner; the old Lady Hampstead-f-looking on all the while, rather smiling than otherwise. Sir George Beaumont called; he liked what I was about, but wanted me to imitate pictures. Took poor Mrs. H her money. I was told she was ill and in bed. How sadly t...

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