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Constable: Netley Abbey by Moonlight (custom print)
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          Artwork details

          Netley Abbey by Moonlight, c. 1876
          Artist
          John Constable
          Product code
          johcon012
          Artwork code
          t01147
          Artist code
          108
          Original: Watercolour and pencil on paper. Support: 146 x 200 mm Tate, London

          Dark painting by Constable of the ruins of Netley Abbey, on the coast near Southampton, at moonlight. This watercolour painting was based on a sketch from Constable's honeymoon.

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          Artist details

          Along with Turner, John Constable is recognized as the greatest English landscape painter of the 19th century. Constable entered the RA schools in 1799 and first exhibited in 1802. He had an eye for the picturesque through studying J. T. Smith and Gainsborough. Born in Suffolk, the son of a miller. He has been characterised as having painted only the places he knew intimately and he continued to paint scenes of Suffolk after he settled in London in 1816. Constable lectured on landscape painting at the Hampstead Literary and Scientific Society in 1830 and at the Royal Institution in 1836.

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