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The Cornfield - John Constable - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W


The Cornfield - John Constable - Framed Print - 20"H x 16"W

John Constable, RA was an English Romantic painter. He is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as "Constable Country"—which he invested with an intensity of affection.

His most famous paintings include Wivenhoe Park, Dedham Vale and The Hay Wain. Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, Constable was never financially successful. He did not become a member of the establishment until he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. His work was embraced in France, where he sold more works than in his native England and inspired the Barbizon school.

The Cornfield was finished in 1826 and was first exhibited at the Royal Academy that same year.

Constable referred to the painting as "The Drinking Boy" and it is thought to show a lane leading from East Bergholt towards Dedham, Essex

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