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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'.
Arundel Mill
Hampstead Heath
Parhams Mill
Shoreham Bay
Weymouth
Salisbury Cathedral
St. Johns Dale

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La Baie de Weymouth à l'approche de l'orage
H. : 0,88 m. ; L. : 1,12 m.

Cette vue d'une plage du Dorset sur la côte sud de l'Angleterre fut peinte vers 1818 - 1819 et exposée à la British Institution en 1819. Elle était alors légèrement plus petite et l'on peut voir aujourd'hui la trace des deux bandes de toile qui furent rajoutées par l'artiste en haut et à gauche. Cet agrandissement donne plus de place aux nuages et à la mer dans la composition. L'oeuvre ainsi agrandie fut gravée par le graveur David Lucas, à la demande de Constable pour former l'une des illustrations de son recueil English Ladscape Scenery.
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Name:Maria Bicknell
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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