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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

One of John Constable’s Best Known Works Goes on View at the Salisbury Museum

John Constable's 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows.' John Constable's 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows.' Wikimedia Commons

In 1831, John Constable finished a painting of the Salisbury Cathedral—a stunning Gothic edifice in Southern England. The artist had a strong emotional connection to the painting, which was completed a year after his wife’s death, as well as the town where it was created. Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, which belongs to Tate Britain, is embarking on a five-year tour that will kick off at the Salisbury Museum. From there, it will make stops in Wales, Scotland and East Anglia.

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