England ( 1776 -1837 )
"Landscape by the Hay Wain"
Oil on canvas
John Constable (11 June 1776 - 31 March
was an English Romantic painter Born in Suffolk,
he is known principally for his landscape paintings of
Deadham Vale, the area surrounding
his home--now known as "Constable Country"
which he invested with an intensity of affection.
"I should paint my own places best",
he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821,
"painting is but another word for feeling".
His most famous paintings include Deadham Vale
of 1802 and The Hay Wain of 1821.
Although his paintings are now among the most
popular and valuable in British art, he was never
financially successful and did not become a
member of the establishment until he was elected
to the Royal Academy at the age of 52.
He sold more paintings in France than in his