This is an 8x10 study of The Vale of Dedham by John Constable from 1828. I really appreciate Constable's way of capturing the rugged chaos of nature, both in terms of color and form. For me particularly, I like his seemingly loose style combined with a considerable amount of fine detail. As I understand it, he would often complete a full-size painted sketch ahead of time for his more notable works. Apparently some of his larger paintings took many years to complete.