John Constable and Flatford

by Renae

John Constable and Flatford, originally uploaded by CarolinaRen.

Flatford is a tiny hamlet whose most impressive building is themill by the River Stour, which belonged to the Constable family. The famous painter John Constable was supposed to carry on with his father’s business, but was very relieved when his younger brother eventually took over — it meant that John could become a painter instead, much to his dad’s displeasure. Many of Constable’s most famous paintings show scenes of Flatford and the local area.





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