John Constable was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, the son of a corn and coal merchant and farmer, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home - now known as ‘Constable Country’. He was devoted to painting the local landscape, the scenes of his 'careless boyhood' which, he said, 'made me a painter' and continued to be a source of inspiration throughout his life.
Constable’s subjects were chosen for personal meanings or associations. Even early pictures are imbued with sentiment and memory. Nostalgia dominated his later work, reflecting his faith in the continuity of rural life in an age of change.
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