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Constable Portraits

The Painter and his Circle

Sat 27 June 2009, 11.00amSun 6 September 2009, 5.00pm

John Constable (1776 – 1837) is renowned as a landscape artist, yet his portraits are rarely seen and far less well-known. Spanning thirty years and featuring over 40 works this exhibition will for the first time take the viewer deeper into Constable’s landscapes, revealing the people who occupied his world.

The exhibition will contain paintings and drawings of his family, close friends and children, interspersed with Constable’s landscape paintings of the areas surrounding his homes. The exhibition will set out to support Lucian Freud’s claim that Constable was a key figure in the history of English portrait painting.

Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery