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Portrait of John Constable, Daniel Gardner, 1796. Museum no. 589-1888

John Constable

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 Constable, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks.

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V&A Constable Notecard Pack||EVAEX

V&A Constable Notecard Pack||EVAEX

This pack of notecards draws on the V&A’s collection and features details of skies, an enduring element of Constable’s work. Constable…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - The Arts Club Collection

Sat 23 January 2016 10:00–11:30

The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by “men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the arts, literature or sciences”. Writers such as Dickens and Thomas Hughes, musicians such as Tosti, Charles Hallé and Liszt; artists such as Leighton, Sickert, Millais, Rodin and Whistler all enjoyed the benefits of this members-only club.

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