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Willy Lott's Cottage - John Constable - Royle 1966 - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W


Willy Lott's Cottage - John Constable - Royle 1966 - Framed Print - 12"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.

Willy Lott's Cottage is a 16th-century cottage in Flatford, that features in, The Hay Wain.

The property is Grade I listed and was restored in the 1920s after a revival of interest in John Constable's paintings. It has been renamed Willy Lott's House because this is the name Constable used in his paintings.

The cottage takes its name from its resident at the time John Constable did his paintings. At that time the house was known as Gibeons Farm. William Lott was a tenant farmer who resided at Gibeons Farm all his life and spent only four nights away from this house in the whole of his life.

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