Masterpiece arrives in Cardiff for museum visit

The Constable will be on show in Cardiff until September. Credit: Tate, London

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows painted in 1831, will be on display at National Museum Cardiff from Friday 7th March for six months.

The artwork is one of a series of monumental ‘six-footer’ canvases painted by the artist which were reserved for his finest compositions.

David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, said, "We are delighted to be hosting one of the great masterpieces of British art here at National Museum Cardiff. I hope our visitors here in Wales take the opportunity to see this important painting up close.”