Closer Look: Constable's "White Horse"

September 5, 2023

In this episode of Closer Look, Kennedy Winslow, Ayesha Bulchandani Education Intern, explores John Constable’s “White Horse,” on display on the fourth floor of Frick Madison. Kennedy unpacks this faithful rendition of the English countryside, a love letter to the land in which the artist grew up and lived most of his life. This is the second episode in a series of three, featuring the Education Department’s 2023 summer interns each taking an in-depth look at one object in our collection.

The White Horse

0:31: Ramsay Richard Reinagle (1775–1862), “John Constable,” ca. 1799, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, London

1:01: “River Stour,” photograph by Keven Law, courtesy Encyclopaedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/place/River-Stour

1:51: “Willy Lott’s Cottage,” photograph by Rowland Shaw, 2005, courtesy Wikimedia Commons

7:21: John Constable (1776–1837), “Cloud Study,” ca. 1822, oil on paper, The Frick Collection

8:11: J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), “Cologne, The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening,” 1826, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection

8:30: Turner, “Harbor of Dieppe: Changement de Domicile,” dated 1826, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection

9:08: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796–1875), “The Lake,” 1861, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection

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