Victoria and Albert Museum

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20 September 2014 - 11 January 2015. Constable: The Making of Master reveals the hidden stories of how John Constable created some of his most loved and well-known paintings. On display are 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 presents Constable’s work for the first time alongside the old masters of classical landscape whose compositional ideas and formal values he revered and stud…

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Visitor & Ticket Information
Visitor & Ticket Information

Visitor and ticket information for Constable: The Making of a Master.

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Events
Events

Details of talks, workshops and lectures taking place around the exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master

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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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Inside the Exhibition
Inside the Exhibition

Take a look inside the exhibition 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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Win an exclusive tour of Aspall, Suffolk combined with a 2 night luxury stay at Maison Talbooth in the Dedham Vale
Win an exclusive tour of Aspall, Suffolk combined …

To celebrate the Constable: The Making of a Master exhibition, one winner and their guest will win an amazing prize package in the heart of Constable Country.

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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 will be asking you to share your own interpretation of Constable’s Skies.

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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 concealed beneath a lining canvas on the reverse of Branch H…

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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 Graham Dixon spoke about the painter, his radical approach, wor…

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Schools Mornings: Constable – The Making of a Master
Schools Mornings: Constable – The Making of a Master

Enjoy the exhibition with your students on one of our special Schools Mornings.

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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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Supported by the Friends of the V&A

With thanks to Winsor & Newton