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John Constable used this sketchbook during 1814. Constable filled his pocket sketchbooks with figures and scenery, many of which reappear in his paintings. A selection of images from the sketchbook are shown on this page.

Museum no. Sketchbook 1259-1888
Actual size 11.3cm x 8.6cm

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V&A Constable Notecard Pack||EVAEX

V&A Constable Notecard Pack||EVAEX

This pack of notecards draws on the V&A’s collection and features details of skies, an enduring element of Constable’s work. Constable…

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The Fabric of India

03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016. The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

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Event - The Arts Club Collection

Sat 23 January 2016 10:00–11:30

The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by “men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the arts, literature or sciences”. Writers such as Dickens and Thomas Hughes, musicians such as Tosti, Charles Hallé and Liszt; artists such as Leighton, Sickert, Millais, Rodin and Whistler all enjoyed the benefits of this members-only club.

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