John Constable (British, 1776-1837)
Watermeadows near Salisbury, 1820 or 1829
Oil on canvas
18 x 21 ¾ in. (45.7 x 55.3 cm)

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Constable painted this fresh and atmospheric view in the grounds of the home of John Fisher. He was a canon of Salisbury Cathedral and Constable’s closest friend. At the Royal Academy the painting was condemned as ‘a nasty green thing,’ and the artist withdrew it.

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