Schedule: Tue - Sat 10 am - 6 pm | Sun - Mon closed
Tickets: £ 19
Location: Royal Academy of Arts
Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
The last twelve years of the life and career of John Constable erupt at the Royal Academy of Arts, with drawings, prints and water-colours, inviting visitors to enjoy the last fifty works created by the master between 1825 and 1837. The exhibition Late Constable guides us through the discovery of one of the greatest romantic landscape painters in an itinerary divided into three sections. After the first part of the show - which covers the years from 1825 to 1829 with the stand-out work The Leaping Horse (1825), one of the jewels of the collection of the Royal Academy, right next to preparatory sketches and rough-drafts of oil paintings - the public arrives at the section covering the years from 1830 to 1837 with Cenotaph in Memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Arundel Mill and Castle. Prints and water-colours fill the third section with colour where the fervour of the English painter, in love with the clouds and idyllic scenes to be found in his native land, is evident in works like the celebrated Stonehenge or the last drawing View on the Stour, dated 1836.