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Edward Davis, Bust of John Constable, R.A.
Edward Davis, Bust of John Constable, R.A.

Bust of John Constable, R.A., 1875

Edward Davis (1813 - 1878)

RA Collection: Art

Along with his contemporary J.W.M. Turner, John Constable raised the profile of Landscape painting in Britian at a time when the public and art-establishment preferred portraiture and historical subjects. Constable was a dedicated naturalist. He made hundreds of sketches direct from nature and imbued his studio paintings with a feeling of open-air spontaneity.

This bust was commissioned from Edward Davis by the Royal Academy in 1873 thirty six years after Constable's death.

Object details

Title
Bust of John Constable, R.A.
Artist/designer
Edward Davis (1813 - 1878)
Date
1875
Object type
Sculpture
Medium
Marble
Dimensions

521 mm x 343 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/1702
Acquisition
Commissioned from
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