John Constable (1776-1837) is renowned throughout the world as a landscape painter of profound originality. Far less familiar are his portraits, studies and drawings of people. Published to coincide with the first ever exhibition dedicated to Constable’s portraits, this beautiful book presents new scholarship and argues that many of these unexplored paintings are worthy of close attention, both for their contribution to the history of portraiture and for the insights they bring to a painter of international acclaim.

Written by art critic Martin Gayford and the Constable scholar Anne Lyles, the catalogue features over 70 full colour illustrations.

RRP £20, hardback. Available from March 2009.

There is a selection of original merchandise available to compliment this exhibition available both online and from the Gallery shop.

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Constable Portraits catalogue

240 x 185mm, 160 pages
70 illustrations
ISBN 978 1 85514 398 2

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