Tate Britain


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John Constable, ‘Sketch for ‘Hadleigh Castle’’ c.1828–9
John Constable, Sketch for ‘Hadleigh Castle’ c.1828–9. Tate

See landscape painting and great neoclassical works from 1810–1840

I suppose when we think of that period we tend to think of British landscape painting, but it is also a period of great neoclassical works and this is well represented in the room by sculpture. Curator Greg Sullivan

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This room represents two strands of artistic development – landscape paintings by JMW Turner and John Constable, alongside more timeless neoclassical works, like the work of sculptor John Gibson.

There are also depictions of contemporary historical events, the most important perhaps being the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, when the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon. At the time, King George III was on the throne, but due to mental illness in his later years, his son, the Prince of Wales, ruled as Prince Regent.

The Regency era, as it is known, came to an end in 1820 when, at the death of his father, the Prince Regent became King George IV.


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