Creating Constable Exhibition and Competition

Take a trip on one of our spacious new trains to Ipswich for the Creating Constable exhibition at the Christchurch Mansion.

This is a free event, which finishes on 24/04/2022. You do not need to book to visit. The closest train station is Ipswich.

John Constable (1776 – 1837), born and raised in the Suffolk countryside was a British painter mostly known for his landscapes of the countryside in the style of Romanticism. 2021 was a significant year for Constable, being the 200th anniversary of The Hay Wain, perhaps his most famous work. It is also 200 years since the death of Suffolk artist George Frost (1744-1821), Constable’s early mentor. To mark this, Creating Constable will explore the early Suffolk influences and personal friendships that created Constable the artist. It will reveal the important untold stories of Suffolk artists, local collectors and early supporters who provided Constable with the foundations on which to build a career.

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Creating Constable features loans from the V&A, private collections and four new Constable artworks that have never been on display before.

The exhibition is supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Friends of the Ipswich Museums, and sponsored in part by Kerseys Solicitors.

Enter the competition to win an overnight stay in Ipswich and a signed copy of ‘Constable: A Portrait’

For an enhanced experience of Constable, enter the competition for a chance to receive a signed copy of Constable: A Portrait, published by The Orion Publishing

Group, and written by the critically acclaimed biographer, James Hamilton. They, along with a guest, will also be travelling with Greater Anglia to Ipswich where they can view the exhibition Creating Constable at Christchurch Mansion. Here is home to the largest collection of Constable paintings outside of London. They will then enjoy an overnight stay, a bottle of fizz, and breakfast at the contemporary Salthouse Harbour Hotel, on the Ipswich waterfront.

Entries to the competition close at 23:59 on Sunday 27th March 2022.

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