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Harnham Bridge, Salisbury

John Constable (British, 1776-1837)


John Constable was one of the foremost English landscape painters of the 19th century. Nearly all of his works, including this one, are informed by a fascination with changeable atmospheric conditions. Apart from his native East Anglia, Wiltshire and the Lake District, Constable traveled little and never left England. He loved Salisbury and frequently painted the graceful spire of its medieval cathedral, which can be seen on the far right side of this painting.

Object Information

artist
John Constable (British, 1776-1837)
creation date
about 1821
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
21-1/2 x 31-1/2 in.
accession number
C10025
credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945