John Constable
Posted on 29th August, 2014

John Constable at the Victoria & Albert Museum

London, the cultural capital of the world, is famous for its theatres, art, shops and museums, one of the most famous being the Victoria & Albert Museum.  Re-named in 1899 after the Monarch of that time and her late husband, the Victoria & Albert Museum has been the venue for many great exhibitions over the years.

On 20th September, the V&A as it is affectionately called, is presenting an exhibition on the great British Romantic landscape painter, John Constable.  The exhibition brings together Constable’s oil sketches and his most famous masterpieces and will reveal the secrets of Constable’s magnificent talent.

One such painting, Branch Hill Pond, was purposely left unfinished as, according to the inscription on the back, the sky so satisfied and pleased him that he never wanted to touch the canvass again.  It was this exact painting that whilst preparing for this exhibition, V&A experts discovered an oil sketch by Constable hidden beneath the lining canvas, Landscape with a Kiln can be viewed along with other of his famous works such as: The Hay Wain, Dedham Lock & Mill, and Stone Henge.

The V&A has so much more to explore and see. Where else would you find Art Deco alongside Gothic and Medieval architecture, ceramics, jewels, furniture and sculpture?  The museum is a must when visiting London.

Conveniently located directly across from the museum is our classic Edwardian Hotel. The Rembrandt offers elegant four-star luxury, modern stylish rooms and an exquisite a la carte menu, as well as being conveniently placed for visiting all of the top sights and stores in London.

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