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Room 87: Constable, Turner & the Exhibition Landscape

Constable, Turner & the Exhibition Landscape, room 87

The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries

In this room major landscape paintings by Constable are exhibited beside works by his competitor Turner and their contemporaries, including James de Loutherbourg, Peter De Wint, Francis Danby and James Ward. By the early 1800s, landscape pictures were hugely popular in Britain, and played a major role in the formation of a distinct British cultural identity. John Constable concentrated on the Suffolk scenery he knew best, while JMW Turner travelled widely, and emphasised dramatic effects. Others sought inspiration from the Old Masters, exotic or poetic subjects.

Room 87 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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V&A Constable Postcard Wallet||EVAEX

V&A Constable Postcard Wallet||EVAEX

This pack of 16 postcards features highlights from the major V&A exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master. The exhibition reassess John Const…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Turner’s House

Mon 07 September 2015 18:00–19:30

Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham was built for JMW Turner just over 200 years ago. The great painter loved this part of the Thames and drew inspiration from the river landscape, but what makes this pretty house so important is that he designed it himself.

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