John Constable has long been inspiring generations with his idyllic exploration of the British landscape

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  • John Constable, 'Self-Portrait' 1806

    John Constable
    Self-Portrait 1806
    Pencil on paper
    support: 190 x 145 mm
    Purchased 1984

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  • John Constable, 'Netley Abbey by Moonlight' circa 1833

    John Constable
    Netley Abbey by Moonlight circa 1833
    Watercolour and pencil on paper
    support: 146 x 200 mm
    Purchased 1969

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  • John Constable, 'Maria Bicknell, Mrs John Constable' 1816

    John Constable
    Maria Bicknell, Mrs John Constable 1816
    Oil on canvas
    support: 305 x 251 mm frame: 480 x 410 x 95 mm
    Bequeathed by George Salting 1910

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  • John Constable, 'Malvern Hall, Warwickshire' 1809

    John Constable
    Malvern Hall, Warwickshire 1809
    Oil on canvas
    support: 514 x 768 mm frame: 728 x 980 x 90 mm
    Bequeathed by George Salting 1910

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  • formerly attributed to John Constable, ''Barnes Common'' date not known

    formerly attributed to John Constable
    'Barnes Common' date not known
    Oil on canvas
    support: 251 x 352 mm
    Purchased 1879

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  • Margaret Priest, 'Untitled' 1976

    Margaret Priest
    Untitled 1976
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 184 x 251 mm
    Presented by Bernard Jacobson Gallery 1976 Margaret Priest

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  • John Constable, 'Beaching a Boat, Brighton' 1824

    John Constable
    Beaching a Boat, Brighton 1824
    Oil on paper laid on canvas
    support: 248 x 294 mm frame: 342 x 388 x 53 mm
    Presented by Mrs P.M. Rainsford 1986

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  • Peter Kennard, 'Haywain with Cruise Missiles' 1980

    Peter Kennard
    Haywain with Cruise Missiles 1980
    Chromolithograph, photomontage elements on paper
    260 x 375 mm
    Purchased from the artist 2007 Peter Kennard

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  • John Constable, 'Landscape with Fence in the Foreground' date not known

    John Constable
    Landscape with Fence in the Foreground date not known
    Watercolour on paper
    support: 158 x 165 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • John Constable, 'Shipping in the Thames or Medway' 1803

    John Constable
    Shipping in the Thames or Medway 1803
    Pencil and watercolour on paper
    support: 97 x 168 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • David Hockney, 'For John Constable' 1976

    David Hockney
    For John Constable 1976
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 273 x 346 mm
    Presented by Bernard Jacobson Gallery 1976 David Hockney 2010

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  • John Constable, '13. A Hollow or Chasm' circa 1823

    John Constable
    13. A Hollow or Chasm circa 1823
    Pen and ink, watercolour wash and pencil on paper
    support: 114 x 186 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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We’ve selected our Constable favourites including his delicate studies of boats and an intimate portrait of his wife. His influence after death has led to artists reworking his landscapes, from Margaret Priest’s industrial intervention to Peter Kennard’s nuclear war intrusion.

View more John Constable artworks in Tate’s collection.