Thursday, 16 January 2014

Petworth House

The National Trust’s Petworth House in West Sussex is a magnificent 17th-century mansion set in a huge deer park landscaped by "Capability" Brown (CLICK). John Constable described Petworth as the "house of art", because it houses an important collection of paintings. Constable visited the house twice in 1834 and made watercolours and drawings of the area. Over 40 of these works on paper have been brought together for the first time in the current exhibition Constable at Petworth, with loans from The British Museum, the V&A and other institutions. Shown is Constable's watercolour Hove Beach (1834).


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