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  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection, installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White 
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo Manu Palomeque
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature, works from the Tate collection
    Installation view at Turner Contemporary
    Photo Stephen White
  • John Constable, The Sea near Brighton, 1826, Oil on paper laid on card, support: 175 x 238 mm, © Tate, London 2013  
  • Joseph Turner, Godalming from the South, 1805, Oil paint on mahogany veneer mounted onto cedar panel, support: 203 x 349 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Constable, Dedham from near Gun Hill, Langham, c.1815, Oil paint on paper laid on canvas, 251 x 305 mm  © Tate, London 2013   
  • Thomas Jones, Mount Vesuvius from Torre dell'Annunziata near Naples, 1783, Oil paint on paper on canvas, support: 381 x 552 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • Joseph Turner, The Thames near Walton Bridges, 1805, Oil paint on mahogany veneer, support: 371 x 737 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Sell Cotman, Seashore with Boats, c.1808, Oil paint on board, 283 x 410 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • William Henry Brooke, Lanherne Bay near the Nunnery, Cornwall, 1819, Watercolour on paper, support: 146 x 190 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Sell Cotman, Cloud Study, 1822, Oil paint on paper on board, support: 476 x 575 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Crome, Moonrise on the Yare (?), c.1811-16, Oil paint on canvas, support: 711 x 1111 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Constable, Malvern Hall, Warwickshire, 1809, Oil paint on canvas, 514 x 768 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • George Stubbs, Newmarket Heath, with a Rubbing-Down House, c.1765, Oil paint on canvas, support: 302 x 419 mm, © Tate, London 2013
  • John Constable, Dedham from near Gun Hill, Langham ,c.1815, Oil paint on paper laid on canvas, 251 x 305 mm  
    © Tate, London 2013
Sat 5 Oct 2013 - Sun 5 Jan 2014

Painting in the open air was new, daring and different in eighteenth century Britain. See over 75 oil sketches, watercolours and finished oils from the Tate collection by JMW Turner, John Constable and their contemporaries.

These rarely shown works were created in the landscape, rather than in the studio, demonstrating the artists’ desire to reflect the direct experience of the world around them. See the artists painting the rural nature, picturesque scenes, the city, rivers and coasts and explore the works of artistic rivals Turner and Constable, as well as George Stubbs, John Sell Cotman, John Crome and Francis Danby, among others.

The exhibition is curated by Michael Rosenthal, Emeritus Professor of Art History, University of Warwick, one of the world’s foremost experts on the art of this period, and Dr Steven Parissien, Director at Compton Verney.

Organised by Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

An illustrated book, produced by Tate Publishing, accompanies the exhibition and is available from our shop priced £14.99.

 

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Left by Jenny & Keith Terry on Mon 6 Jan 2014

Glad we decided to ignore today's weather reports and brave the trip to Margate.
Well worth visiting. Thank you.


Left by John fletcher on Fri 6 Sep 2013

Can't wait to this Constable Exhibition.


Left by Jude Grunbaum on Mon 7 Oct 2013

Visited the Turner Constable sketching from nature exhibition today. Loved it. Amazing display of paintings. Well presented and laid out. Attended the Dorothy Cross in conversation in the afternoon. Fascinating to hear about thought processes , influences and trains of thought. Amazing day. Thank you.