V&A puts Constable on display this autumn

Date Posted: 26/05/2014

Constable: The Making of a Master will run from 20th September to 11th January at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The V&A's exhibition will re-examine the work of John Constable (1776-1837), one of Britain’s best-loved artists.

It will explore his sources, techniques and legacy and reveal the hidden stories behind the creation of some of his most well-known paintings.

School groups visiting The Making of a Master will be able to view celebrated works by Constable like The Hay Wain, The Cornfield and Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows.

The V&A is promoted as the leading centre for the study of Constable’s work and houses a collection which includes three easel paintings, 92 oil sketches, 297 drawings and watercolours and three sketchbooks, given to the museum by Constable’s last surviving child Isabel in 1888.

For further school trip information visit www.vam.ac.uk/constable

Pictured: Stonehenge, John Constable, c.1835 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

School Travel Organiser's Guide