Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Constable was born in 1776 at East Bergholt. He began his professional career as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Following the fashion for painting mountainous, Romantic scenery, he spent some time in Derbyshire and the Lake District, but it was only on his return to the quieter, less spectacular countryside of his native Suffolk that he developed his personal style. The V&A's collections include hundreds of works by countable, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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John Constable: Oil Sketches from the V&A

John Constable: Oil Sketches from the V&A

This exciting book presents a unique insight into Constable's working process through the V&A's unparalleled collection. It places the artist in t…

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Event - John Hegarty On Creativity

Fri 06 June 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: John Hegarty is one of the world’s most famous advertising creatives and a founding partner of Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

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