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Closed Exhibition - Constable: The Making of a Master

20 September 2014 - 11 January 2015. Constable: The Making of Master revealed the hidden stories of how John Constable created some of his most loved and well-known paintings. On display were such famous works as The Haywain together with the oil sketches he painted outdoors direct from nature.

About the Exhibiton
About the Exhibiton

The exhibition presented Constable’s work for the first time alongside the old masters of classical landscape wh…

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Constable at the V&A Shop
Constable at the V&A Shop

A range of products to accompany the exhibition including the book John Constable - The Making of a Master

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Map: Constable's England
Map: Constable's England

We've created this interactive map to help you explore the sites of Constable's England.

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Instagram Competition: #ConstableSkies
Instagram Competition: #ConstableSkies

How does Britain’s best-loved artist inspire you? For the month of October we asked you to share your own interp…

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V&A Experts Discover a New Oil Sketch by John Constable
V&A Experts Discover a New Oil Sketch by John …

V&A experts have discovered a previously unrecorded oil sketch by John Constable. The newly discovered work was …

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Constable on the V&A Blog
Constable on the V&A Blog

Go behind-the-scenes and learn more about how a major exhibition is put together.

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Video: Andrew Graham Dixon opens Constable: The Making of a Master
Video: Andrew Graham Dixon opens Constable: The Making of a Master

On 17th September 2014 at the launch of Constable: The Making of a Master, art critic and broadcaster Andrew Gra…

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Video: Behind-the-Scenes Time-Lapse
Video: Behind-the-Scenes Time-Lapse

Get a sneak peek at how a major exhibition is created. Watch as our gallery space is transformed, ready for Cons…

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Teachers' Resource: Constable
Teachers' Resource: Constable

This resource has been designed for Key Stage 3–4: Art & Design

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