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Constable In Love

Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter

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Constable In Love by Martin Gayford
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Love not landscape was the making of Constable . . . John Constable and Maria Bicknell might have been in love but their marriage was a most unlikely prospect. Constable was a penniless painter who would not sacrifice his art for anything, while Maria's family frowned on such a penurious union. For seven long years the couple were forced to correspond and meet clandestinely. But it was during this period of longing that Constable developed as a painter. And by the time they'd overcome all obstacles to their marriage, he was on the verge of being recognised as a genius. Martin Gayford brings alive the time of Jane Austen in telling the tremendous story of Constable's formative years, as well as this love affair's tragic conclusion which haunted the artist's final paintings.

Author Biography

Martin Gayford studied philosophy at Cambridge and art history at the Courtauld Institute. He is the art critic of the Spectator, and contributes regularly to the Daily Telegraph, Modern Painters and Harpers & Queen. He is married, with two children, and lives in Cambridge. His latest book is The Yellow House- Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles.
Release date Australia
February 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
b&w integrated
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
384
Dimensions
129x198x27
ISBN-13
9780141031965
Product ID
3811756

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