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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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Constable In Love (Paperback)

Constable In Love (Paperback)

Constable in Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter. Art critic Martin Gayford, author of "The Yellow House&quot…

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Event - The Making of a Master Constable Study Day

Sat 04 October 2014 10:30

STUDY DAY: Celebrate The Making of a Master of landscape painting, John Constable, whose work has created an enduring ideal of the British landscape.

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