Made by David Lucas / Summer Morning / ca. 1830Made by David Lucas
Summer Morning
ca. 1830

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Creator Name: Lucas, David
Creator Qualifier: Made by
Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: British, 1802 - 1881
Creator Name-CRT: Made by David Lucas
Creator Name: Constable, John
Creator Qualifier: Designed by
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: British, 1776 - 1837
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by John Constable
Title: Summer Morning
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Creation Start Date: 1820
Creation End Date: 1840
Creation Date: ca. 1830
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: Mezzotint; proof before letters, state b
Dimensions: unmeasured
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 39.68.27
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939

In 1827, Constable began work on the project that would occupy his attention until his death seven years later: the publication of a series of prints based on his paintings that would stand as a summary of his achievements. The painter collaborated closely with the engraver David Lucas to create prints that would illustrate Constable's didactic intention-to illustrate the 'chiaroscuro of nature.' The medium of mezzotint, in which the design is developed from dark to light using a wide range of velvety tones, was eminently suited to the project. Here, the bright sun of a summer morning illuminates a richly textured landscape, striated in light and shade.

AMICA ID: MMA_.39.68.27
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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