Artist

John Constable

Year
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
Market

Top 3 auction prices

13,816,169 $
2015
18,664,678 $
2016
35,240,656 $
2012
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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