Wivenhoe Park, Essex by John Constable
Listen to the Story: 9 minutes
John Constable painted this bucolic landscape for Major General Francis Slater–Rebow but it’s not what it appears to be! We’ll talk about the headaches caused by an overeager client and what one of those cows is hiding. We’ll also see how Constable used a technique to conjure up distant figures, just like Camille Pissarro did decades later. And we’ll find out how Constable’s cheapness and cold feet nearly cost him the love of his life!