Friday, May 18, 2012

John Constable

John Constable (1776-1837) was an English landscape painter. Although not strictly a Victorian painter (he died in the same year that Victoria became queen), his influence extended throughout the 19th century. All succeeding English landscape art owes a debt to his trailblazing work. Not surprisingly, he found scant recognition during his lifetime. During his lifetime he was more famous in France than in England. Only later was his greatness recognized.

There are lots of net resources on Constable: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of UK, and a guided walking tour of Constable's landscape on YouTube, for a few.

 John Constable: A Boat Passing a Lock (1826)

 John Constable: Arundel Mill and Castle (1837)

 John Constable: Dedham Lock and Mill (1820)

 John Constable: Fen Lane, East Bergholt (ca. 1817)

 John Constable: Flatford Mill (1817)

John Constable: Gillingham Bridge, Dorset (1823)

 John Constable: Hadleigh Castle (1829)

 John Constable: Hampstead Heath with a Rainbow (1836)

 John Constable: Harwich Lighthouse (ca. 1820)

 John Constable: Netley Abbey by Moonlight (ca. 1833)

John Constable: Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds (ca. 1825)

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