Tate Britain Tour

Audio Description: John Constable

Please note: this event takes place in the John Constable display

John Constable, ‘Dedham from Langham’ ?1813
John Constable, Dedham from Langham ?1813. Tate

Learn more through this audio described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors

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.

Led by Marcus Dickey Horley, the talk takes place seated in the gallery.

Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome. Hearing loops and amplifiers for those needing some extra support in the galleries are available.

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Anna Murray, Assistant Curator: Access anna.murray@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Tate Britain

This event takes place in the John Constable: Nature and Nostalgia display

Please join us in the Manton Studio for tea and coffee from 10.30 before the tour

London SW1P 4RG
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Date & Time

18 September 2017 at 10.30–12.30