Constable In Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter

Constable In Love Love Landscape Money and the Making of a Great Painter When John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell granddaughter of a Suffolk country neighbour he little knew how long it would take to make her his wife The impediment to their marriage was simp

  • Title: Constable In Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter
  • Author: Martin Gayford
  • ISBN: 9781905490240
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell, granddaughter of a Suffolk country neighbour, he little knew how long it would take to make her his wife The impediment to their marriage was simple that necessary article cash He was a painter without sufficient funds to support the daughter of a prominent London lawyer, and both he and her grandfather, the formiWhen John Constable fell in love with Maria Bicknell, granddaughter of a Suffolk country neighbour, he little knew how long it would take to make her his wife The impediment to their marriage was simple that necessary article cash He was a painter without sufficient funds to support the daughter of a prominent London lawyer, and both he and her grandfather, the formidable and sometimes comical Rector of East Bergholt, disapproved of the match It would be seven long, difficult years before they could marry, but in that time he would become one of the greatest painters of the nineteenth century.Martin Gayford writes superbly about Constable s early years as a painter and Maria and John s correspondence provides the lively backdrop to the story one of lovers tiffs, London versus country life, encounters with Turner, Byron and Wordsworth, royal scandals and rivalries at the Royal Academy All the time, John Constable battles to become a painter who can earn his living and win Maria s hand.

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    About "Martin Gayford"

    1. Martin Gayford

      Martin Gayford is an art critic and art historian He studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London Over three decades, he has written prolifically about art and music in a series of major biographies, as well as contributing regularly to newspapers, magazines and exhibition catalogues In parallel with his career as an art historian, he was art critic of The Spectator magazine and The Sunday Telegraph newspaper before becoming Chief Art Critic for the international television network, Bloomberg News He has been a regular contributor to the British journal of art criticism, Modern Painters His books include a study of Van Gogh and Gauguin in Arles, The Yellow House Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles Little Brown, 2006 , which was published in Britain and the USA to critical acclaim, and has been translated, to date, into five languages Constable in Love Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter Penguin, 2009 , a study of John Constable s romance with Maria Bicknell and their lives between 1809 and 1816 and A Bigger Message Conversations with David Hockney Thames and Hudson, 2011.

    598 thoughts on “Constable In Love: Love, Landscape, Money and the Making of a Great Painter”

    1. From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week:Passion, money and art - the story of John Constable and his pursuit of the love of his life. Anton Lesser reads Martin Gayford's account of the early career of John Constable and his long battle to win the hand of his future wife, Maria Bicknell, based on correspondence between the pair.Constable first met Maria Bicknell, the daughter of a wealthy lawyer, in the Suffolk village of East Bergholt when he was 24 and she was 12. Nine years later they began courti [...]


    2. R4x 14:45 GMTBBC BLURB: Anton Lesser reads Martin Gayford's account of the early career of John Constable and his long battle to win the hand of his future wife, Maria Bicknell, based on correspondence between the pair.


    3. I can never work out why some biographies are so gripping, and as absorbing as any great novel, whereas others fall flat, however interesting the subject. I'm very interested in art, and fully expected to enjoy this one, especially with the emphasis on Constables's personal life. But I found it quite tedious on the whole, and although I learnt a lot, found it a bit of a chore getting to the end. Worth reading though.


    4. Biography of the landscaper painter, John Constable, and his long romance with Mary Bricknell. They were engaged for 9 years as her family were not happy with his bheing able to support her. Fascinating details, quite readable and chatty.


    5. This biography is very enjoyable because it reads like a novel. It's only a pity that after so many pages devoted to Constable's love for and pursuit of landscape painting and Maria, we have only a few pages dedicated to their so long wished-for life as a married couple.


    6. I really enjoyed this chatty biography which focuses on the 7 years in painter John Constable's life where he was wooing his beloved Maria Bicknell. It was a great way to learn more about one of my favorite artists. I love how readable Martin Gayford is.



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