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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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John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

The remarkable naturalism of John Constable’s paintings has always been acknowledged, and his ‘vivid and timeless’ (as he called the…

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Design a Wig

In the late 18th century, women's hair styles went crazy! Create and share your own hair-raising design.

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Event - Highlights of the Europe 1600-1815 Galleries - Tour 2

Thu 17 March 2016 14:00–15:30

The Friends of the V&A have provided considerable support for the new Europe 1600–1815 Galleries. You will be introduced to John Jones and his priceless collection, enter private chambers and learn how the Friends helped to save a spectacular medal cabinet from export.

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