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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Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature (Paperback)

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature (Paperback)

Focusing on the works of J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, and their contemporaries, this richly illustrated book explores the development, variety, an…

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Event - Masters of British Landscape: Gainsborough, Constable, Turner, and the Pre-Raphaelites

Tue 25 November 2014 11:00

FOUR WEEK COURSE: From Gainsborough and Stubbs, to Turner and Constable, Whistler and Nash, British art is renowned for the work of its great landscape painters. This course investigates the contribution of Britain’s greatest landscape artists and seeks to explain why landscape painting became the central expression of the British visual imagination.

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