JAIC 1998, Volume 37, Number 3, Article 9 (pp. 362 to 372)
INTERPRETING ARTIST'S INTENT IN THE TREATMENT OF JOHN CONSTABLE'S THE WHITE HORSE SKETCH
ABSTRACT—John Constable was a landscape painter whose style varied from highly finished to loosely sketched. This article documents the treatment of a painting in which extensive overpaint obscured the artist's goals. It considers how the need to discover the artist's intentions affected the course of the conservation effort.