John Constable RA
(1776-1837)

Died aged c. 61

John Constable, (; 11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English landscape painter in the Romantic tradition. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for revolutionising the genre of landscape painting with his pictures of Dedham 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". Constable's most famous paintings include Wivenhoe Park (1816), Dedham Vale (1821) and The Hay Wain (1821). Although his paintings are now among the most popular and valuable in British art, he was never financially successful. He became a member of the establishment after he was elected to the Royal Academy at the age of 52. His work was embraced in France, where he sold more than in his native England and inspired the Barbizon school.

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

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John Constable (1776-1837) painter lived here

40 Well Walk, NW3 1BX, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1827)

John Constable 1776-1837 Artist lived here in the summers of 1821-1822

2 Lower Terrace, Hampstead, NW3 6RG, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1821-1822)

John Constable RA 1776-1837 lodged and worked in this house in 1824 and 1828 then known as 9 Mrs Sober's Gardens

11 Sillwood Road, Brighton, United Kingdom where they lived (1824) and lodged (1828)

John Constable lived in Hampstead between the years 1819 - 1837. One of the earliest and most celebrated of his Hampstead landscapes now in the Tate Gallery is 'A View to the North-West' which shows The Heath, Branch Hill Pond and Harrow in the far distance. It takes its title from a house called the 'Salt Box' which stood on this site.

Mansion Gardens, NW3 7NG, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1819-1837)