Last week John and I came upon some lovely oil studies in the Prints and Drawings section at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. Many of them were done in Hampstead. Here are some favourites of mine.
Study of Sky and Trees with Red House at Hampstead , oil on canvas, 1821.
Sketch for "The Valley Farm", oil on canvas, c. 1814.
Study of Sky and Trees, Hampstead, oil on paper, 1821.
We often find Constable's studies to his meticulously finished large works.