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|John Constable (1776-1837)
John Constable was born in East Bergholt, a village on the River Stour in Suffolk, England. He became a great landscape painter.
The area of Dedham Vale in Suffolk is known as 'Constable Country'.
A View on Hampstead Heath with Harrow in the Distance, 1822
oil on paper mounted on canvas
11 1/2 x 19 3/4 (29.2 x 50.2 cm)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Bequest of Whitney Warren Jr. in memory of Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels 1988.10.40
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|Date:||Saturday November 5, 2005 1:55:52 pm MST|
|Subject:||marriage in 1816|
|Message:||John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell, a local girl whose solicitor father was personally acquainted with the king, and did not consider Constable good enough. After five years, he finally gave his consent to the marriage in 1816. After giving birth to seven children, Maria died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1829, an event which devastated her husband.|
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