Brighton Museum

Constable and Brighton

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John Constable and his family stayed in the emerging seaside resort of Brighton between 1824 and 1828. During his time in Brighton, Constable made repeated walks along the coast and up onto the Downs.

John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), Seascape Study: Boat and Stormy Sky, ca. 1824-1828 © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: John Hammond
John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837), Seascape Study: Boat and Stormy Sky, ca. 1824-1828 © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: John Hammond

Constable and Brighton follows Constable’s own walking and painting sequences, illustrating the series of sketches and paintings he produced as he explored the local landscape. The exhibition explores the impact and influence of the work he made here and brings back to Brighton for the first time sketches, drawings and paintings created during his time in the town.

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