Landscape with Horses (variant copy of ‘The Leaping Horse’)

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Born at East Bergholt in Suffolk, John Constable was the son of a miller. He claimed that the Suffolk countryside which surrounded him as a child ‘made him a painter’. In 1806, he visited the Lake District and in 1827 settled in Hampstead. Constable’s paintings ‘The Hay Wain’ and ‘View on the Stour’ were awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Salon in 1824. The great success of these and other works exhibited in France had a significant effect on the development of the Barbizon School of landscape painters and works of the Romantic Movement. After Constable’s sudden death in 1837, a large collection of his work was bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum by his daughter.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Landscape with Horses (variant copy of ‘The Leaping Horse’)
    Oil on canvas
    height: 136.00 cm, width: 183.50 cm
    Bequeathed by P L Bush-Fox, August 1982
    Collection of P. M. Bush-Fox; by whom bequeathed to the Government Picture Collection in August 1982
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