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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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John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

The remarkable naturalism of John Constable’s paintings has always been acknowledged, and his ‘vivid and timeless’ (as he called the…

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Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Highlights of the Europe 1600-1815 Galleries - Tour 2

Thu 17 March 2016 14:00–15:30

The Friends of the V&A have provided considerable support for the new Europe 1600–1815 Galleries. You will be introduced to John Jones and his priceless collection, enter private chambers and learn how the Friends helped to save a spectacular medal cabinet from export.

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