John Constable paintings feature the beautiful English countryside and are amongst the best known art works to have come from the UK. This website features all the best paintings from Constable as well as plenty of information on the life of the artist as well and also discussion on buying your own reproduction prints of the originals included throughout this page. You can also find Constable paintings here. For those looking to study more about Constable, there is a full list of his works further down this page.
Constable and Turner were respected British artists whose careers were almost entirely based on landscape scenes which took advantage of the natural beauty which surrounded them and combined that with their own creative talent and passion for the outdoors. Constable himself was brought up in Suffolk, East Anglia and featured that consistently within his career. Later on, as Constable's reputation spread, so did the locations from where he would capture his paintings.
John Constable Paintings
John Constable paintings and featured throughout this website, with images of the best originals that we could find from his considerable career. The painting above is The Haywain which is certainly the best known of all his works, though many other landscape works are also well respected and worth checking out. There is a fuller list of his oil paintings and pencil sketches further down the page and all images are accompanied by links to where you can buy your own reproduction copies of the originals for your own home.
John Constable and JMW Turner were amongst the finest members of the Romanticist art movement which was crucial in developing traditional art thinking onwards towards the contemporary styles which we enjoy today. Constable came about at a time when landscape painting was not entirely part of the mainstream, certainly not as much as it is today, and his passion and strong character combined with great technical ability helped to push forward this style of art that is now very much taken for granted as a major interest.
Cornfield painting by John Constable
Cornfield and Dedham Vale are the two next best known works by Constable after his Haywain classic, and you can see Cornfield above. The artist liked to capture locations close to where ever he was living at the time and felt that choosing places personal to him was the key to achieving success within the romanticist movement. Few can argue with this when considering the qualities of his paintings and the success that he achieved. The area around his home in Suffolk has in fact become known as 'Constable Country' in honour of this.
John Constable was someone who did not achieve financial stability as an artist although he did at least become recognised as a member of the Royal Academy at 52 which is a significant moment for any British artist, particular during this period. Much of Constable's qualities in his paintings came from the supreme drawing skills which he had that helped him to plan his works carefully and accurately before adding the oil colours afterwards. Several of his sketches are also included here and these show off these illustrative techniques.
Dedham Lock and Mill painting by John Constable
Dedham Lock and Mill is another John Constable landscape painting which takes in a small canal alongside buildings with in a highly rural setting which proves exceptionally popular with many art lovers around the world who warm to the natural surroundings of the British countryside which is characterised by it's shades of greens which make it ideal for certain traditional oil painters such as Constable plus fellow romanticist William Turner.
John Constable has managed to keep his reputation strong all the way up to the modern day and this is in part due to the rise in popularity for landscape paintings, with most seeing him as one of the most skilled exponents, certainly within England. It is important that Constable was not just talented at this art genre, but was also extremely passionate and strong willed, helping to sell the art form through his hard work, talent and great belief in it.
Salisbury Cathedral painting by John Constable
Salisbury Cathedral is a stunning painting which features intertwined trees in the foreground which circle that charming traditional architecture of the cathedral which sits in the background across a calming blue sky scene. Constable produced several works of the cathedral from several different angles and was known to have enjoyed his time in Salisbury which at the time was an important town within England but perhaps lesser so now.
John Constable was later to be attracted to London where he needed to be in order to develop his career as far as possible because of the connections that he could build up as well as the opportunities it gave him to bring his work to much larger audiences who were always interested in the newest artists. Although Constable always sold more paintings within France he did succeed in London, particularly when you consider that several of his best known paintings were created here including Hampstead Heath and Waterloo Bridge.
London painting by John Constable
Highgate from Hampstead Heath painting by John Constable
Highgate from Hampstead Heath
Cottage in a Cornfield painting by John Constable
Cottage in a Cornfield
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows painting by John Constable
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows
Hayfield Near East Bergholt painting by John Constable
Hayfield Near East Bergholt
Haywain painting by John Constable
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Constable paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Hampstead painting by John Constable
Stratford Mill painting by John Constable
Elm Trees in Old Hall Park painting by John Constable
Flatford Mill painting by John Constable
Boat Passing a Lock painting by John Constable
Cirrus Clouds painting by John Constable
Leaping Horse painting by John Constable
Wivenhoe Park Essex painting by John Constable
Landscape painting by John Constable
Thames and Waterloo Bridge painting by John Constable
Mill at Dedham painting by John Constable
Cenotaph painting by John Constable
River Stour painting by John Constable
Landscape with Cottages painting by John Constable
Sketch by John Constable
Langham Church painting by John Constable
Windmill painting by John Constable
Borrowdale painting by John Constable
Stonehenge painting by John Constable
Thames painting by John Constable
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