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John Constable (1776–1837, England)

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Constable was a Romantic painter, and along with Turner is considered the finest of all Englishlandscape painters. Known principally for his depictions of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home, which he invested with an intensity of affection. “I should paint my own places best”, he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, “painting is but another word for feeling”.

 Relic of the Chain Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, 1879, oil on canvas by William John Hennessy, Irish, 1839-1917. Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, Brighton, England.

  Hennessy illustrated works of Tennyson, Longfellow and Whittier after moving to the United States with his family, He later moved to London and became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.