Hadleigh Castle, after a windy night
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Yale Center for British Art
Dimensions: 164 x 122
In 1814, Constable was left alone with his 7 children after the death of his wife from tuberculosis. Sadness and depression were reflected in his work as well: the gray, dejected composition and the sadness and decay of the ruins correspond to this. The composition is wide (there is also the Thames river in the background) and the picture is very moody. The landscape is detailed, painted with fine brush strokes, and the sky, on the other hand, is built on the contrast of lights penetrating through the clouds.
Constable painted picture Hadleigh Castle, after a windy night in 1829. Prevailing color of this fine art print is brown and its shape is landscape. Original size is 164 x 122. This art piece is located in Yale Center for British Art. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.John Constable (1776 - 1837)
. English painter during Romanticism
. He was the son of a miller in Suffolk County and since childhood, he dreamed of becoming one of the best landscape painters of the 19th century. At last, painting really became the sole purpose of his existence. In December 1817, he moved to London with his wife, and there the first of their seven children was born. Children then followed almost invariably each year, but it was very difficult and exhausting to feed such a large family. Landscape painting was not recognized nor a much profitable profession in England in the 19th century. John and Mary worked very hard, which later destroyed their health. Despite this, however, gradually the first significant successes arrived. In 1819, John Constable became an associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Two years later, he painted his most famous work Hay Wagon
. He exhibited it in London, but he came to fame in 1824 when this image received the gold medal at the Salon in Paris. The local appraisal was full of recognition, but in England his work was viewed with reserve. A year later, although he was accepted as a full member of the Royal Academy of Arts, he exhibited a grim picture, Hadleigh Castle, which expressed grief over the death of his wife. He entrusted their seven children to a nurse, but he still cared for them very well and conscientiously. A very renowned piece is Wivenhoe Park
of 1816. In 1833, however, he fell ill and was greatly plagued by old age. To conserve his strength, he painted only less demanding watercolours. Finally, Constable died after a stroke in 1837. His paintings were sold for a small amount auction, and his work achieved recognition many years later.