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John Constable

Suffolk 1776 - 1837 London
Price range
250,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
John Constable stands in the first rank of British art and of landscape painting in general.

Constable’s work is considered a landmark in the development of plein air painting which culminated in Impressionism. Like Pissarro later in Pontoise, he preferred to paint in a few well-defined localities, exploiting them exhaustively. Favorite stamping grounds were his native Suffolk, Hampstead Heath near London, and the south coast.

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Selected artworks

Top 3 auction prices

18,664,678 $
21,141,400 $
35,240,656 $


The sales are: Christie’s London – 30 Jun 2016 lot 12 (14,082,500 GBP), Sotheby’s London – 14 Nov 1990 lot 128 (10,780,000 GBP), Christie’s London – 3 Jul 2012 lot 37 (22,441,250 GBP).
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Books on John Constable

Mark Evans, ed., John Constable: The Making of a Master, exh. cat., London, 2014.

Michael Rosenthal, ed., Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature: Works from the Tate Collection, exh. cat., London, 2013

John Walker, John Constable, New York, 1978.

Charles Robert Leslie, Memoirs of the life of John Constable, esq., R.A.: Composed Chiefly of his Letters, London, 1845.

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