About this artwork

This charming portrait was painted in London, a year after Laura Hobson’s marriage to Robert Moubray of Cockairny House in Fife. Laura was the fourth daughter of a prosperous building contractor in Tottenham, several of whose other daughters also sat to the artist. Although world-renowned as a landscapist, Constable was particularly appreciated by Lucian Freud – himself an outstanding figure and portrait painter – for his rare and refined portraits.

  • title:
    Laura Moubray, née Hobson (born 1788)
  • accession number:
    NG 2871
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1808
  • measurements:
    44.50 x 35.50 cm (framed: 61.00 x 51.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Lucian Freud and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery, 2013

John Constable

John Constable