Classic landscape painting by John Constable of London's haven, Hampstead Heath.
Hampstead Heath, with the House called 'The Salt Box'
38.4 x 67 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil on canvas 38.4 x 67 cm ® Tate, London
Along with Turner, John Constable is recognised 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.