John Constable

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John Constable, by Samuel Joseph, 1958 (1837) - NPG 4063 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Constable

by Samuel Joseph
bronze cast of death-mask, 1958 (1837)
10 in. (254 mm) high
Given by President and Council of the Royal Academy, 1958
Primary Collection
NPG 4063

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  • John Constable (1776-1837), Landscape painter. Sitter in 6 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.

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This bronze cast is Constable's death-mask. The practice has ancient origins and stems from man's desire to preserve the soul by preserving the facial features of the dead.

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