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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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Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection

This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

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Event - Marcus Barnett: The Glory of the Garden

Tue 01 December 2015 18:30–20:00

EVENING EVENT: Join leading landscape and garden designer and Chelsea Gold medallist, Marcus Barnett in a talk that coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown.

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