Exhibition: Creating Constable

  • 1 December 2021

2021 is a significant year for Constable, being the 200th anniversary of The Hay Wain, perhaps his most famous work. It is also two hundred years since the death of Suffolk artist George Frost (1744–1821), Constable’s early mentor. To mark this, the Creating Constable exhibition at Ipswich Museums explores 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.

Creating Constable features loans from the V&A, private collections and four new Constable artworks that have never been on display before. It has also been supported by a Paul Mellon Centre Research Continuity Grant.