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 Constable, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks.

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We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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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 h…

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Event - Narratives of Reuse

Sat 18 July 2015–Sat 25 July 2015

FREE WORKSHOP: From a humble loose brick to abandoned furniture, re-appropriating resources in the urban space can bring a second life to discarded objects and spaces. Join Designer Lilian Ovalle for a series of playful and exploratory exercises including photo-montages, maps and drawings.

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