Constable at Petworth

A selection of works by British landscape artist John Constable, never before shown together as a group, is to go on display at Petworth House in west Sussex.

A painting by John Constable

A selection of works by British landscape artist John Constable, never before shown together as a group, is to go on display at Petworth House in west Sussex.

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On show from 11 January, Constable at Petworth will bring together more than 40 watercolours and drawings, largely done during Constable’s visits to the house in 1834.

Highlights include rarely seen views of the house and park, as well as nearby picturesque villages such as Tillington, Fittleworth and Bignor.

The artworks are mainly on loan from the V&A and the British Museum, and will feature alongside other major exhibits from Tate, the Royal Academy, the British Library and National Museums Liverpool.

Although Constable (1776-1837) is principally known as a revolutionary exponent of oil-painting, the Petworth exhibition will reveal that later in life he was also a master of the watercolour medium.

Constable at Petworth will go on display at Petworth House from 11 January until 14 March 2014.

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A painting by John Constable
(© Victoria and Albert Museum)
A painting by John Constable
(© Trustees of the British Museum)
A painting by John Constable
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 1834. (© Victoria and Albert Museum)
A painting by John Constable
(© Victoria and Albert Museum)
A painting by John Constable
(© Trustees of the British Museum)
A painting by John Constable
Pencil and watercolour on paper, 1834. (© Trustees of the British Museum)
A painting by John Constable
(© Trustees of the British Museum)