British History, Culture & Sports, History of Freedom, Heroes, Inventors, Brits at their Best.com, English country scene

Blog Home | All Posts

The painter of summer

cr_constable_wivenhoepark_4.jpg

John Constable painted Wivenhoe Park, now in the National Gallery, Washington, DC, in 1816, the year he was finally able to marry the woman he loved.

Constable, who was born on this day in 1776, always wanted to paint country scenes, and though this was the least profitable art form then available, he staked his life and his love on it.

His early artistic talents had not impressed onlookers. When he gave a small painting to the grandfather of the woman he loved, the work did not speak eloquently of his prospects and Constable was told he would not be allowed to marry her.

But Constable persevered in art and love. It's an inspiring story no matter what you are trying to persevere in doing. . .

Post a comment

(Please do give us your name or the name you write under in the form below and your URL if you have one. Your comment may take a little time to appear. Thanks for waiting.)

COPYRIGHT