Flatford Mill from a lock on the Stour

Flatford Mill from a lock on the Stour

This shows the mill that belonged to John Constable's father. It is a study for a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1812. Constable deleted the figure at the left - a man opening the lock gates - in the final composition. Constable recalled: 'I associate my careless boyhood to all that lies on the banks of the Stour'.