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Aberystwyth University
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Display artist/maker:

John Constable

Born: 1776, UK, England, Suffolk, East Bergholt   Died: 1837, Hampstead

Painter. Son of a corn merchant. After working in the family business he studied at the Royal Academy Schools in 1799 where he exhibited from 1802 but did not receive full Academician status until 1829. A proponent of plein air sketching, he moved away from a picturesque to a more realistic interpretation of landscape. His landscapes were seldom patronised, with the exception of the connoiseur Sir William Beaumont, which led him to rely for a while on commissioned portraits. He produced many, now famous, scenes of the Dedham Vale, Hampstead Heath and Salisbury Cathedral. His Suffolk mill scene, the 'Hay Wain' (1821), won a gold medal at the Paris Salon of 1824 and has since become an icon of English landscape painting

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath OP25 Oil Paintings

[A Country Road] OP24 Oil Paintings

House at Hampstead PR44 Prints