A view looking west, showing the small Jordan River flowing over the sands, and Jordan Hill and Furzy Cliff behind.

In October 1816 Constable went to Osmington near Weymouth for his honeymoon; the idea for the painting probably dates from this period. A larger version called Osmington Shore was exhibited by him at the British Institution in 1819.

Key facts

Artist dates
1776 - 1837
Full title
Weymouth Bay: Bowleaze Cove and Jordon Hill
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
53 x 75 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery