Marking 200th anniversary of Constable masterpieces

A special exhibition is underway in Ipswich to mark the 200th anniversary of two John Constable's most famous works of art.

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200th anniversary of two of Constable's masterpieces

Visitors admire another masterpiece, Salisbury Cathedral by the Meadows, loaned by the Tate to the Christchurch Mansion Credit: ITV News Anglia

In early summer the countryside looks at its best and it's fitting that the man who helped shape our love of the countryside was born at this time of the year.

John Constable captured his love of the Suffolk landscape, where he was born and raised, in his paintings - many of which now hang in a special exhibition in Ipswich.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu who has been to Flatford to see how the landscape has changed in time.

200th anniversary exhibition of work by John Constable

Golding Constable's Flower Garden, 1815 and Golding Constable's Kitchen Garden, 1815 Credit: ITV News Anglia

A major John Constable exhibition is being held at the Wolsey Art Gallery in Ipswich as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of two of Constable's most well known works.

"Golding Constable's Flower Garden, 1815 and Golding Constable's Kitchen Garden, 1815."

These works can be seen in the exhibition alongside his great masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831.

The display is part of 'Aspire', a partnership programme to make John Constable's work more accessible to all ages. It's supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.

This phase of the exhibition continues until September 2015.

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831 Credit: ITV News Anglia
People visiting exhibition at Christchurch mansion in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia


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