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John Constable by Ramsay Richard Reinagle circa 1799 NPG 1786

John Constable
by Ramsay Richard Reinagle
circa 1799
National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1917
NPG 1786

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Closure commences at 17.50
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Closure commences at 20.50 

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