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Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s

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image of Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight image of The Rape of Proserpine image of The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
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image of The Evening of the Deluge image of Approach to Venice
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The landscape painters Turner and Constable were influential exponents of romanticism, an artistic movement of the late 1700s to mid-1800s that emphasized an emotional response to nature. Turner, who traveled extensively, often infused his dramatic seascapes and landscapes with literary or historical allusions. Constable, who never left England, preferred more straight forward depictions of placid rural scenery.



1John Constable, Wivenhoe Park, Essex, 1816
2John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from Lower Marsh Close, 1820
3Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807
4Joseph Mallord William Turner, Mortlake Terrace, 1827
5Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rotterdam Ferry-Boat, 1833
6Joseph Mallord William Turner, Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore, 1834
7Joseph Mallord William Turner, Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight, 1835
8Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Rape of Proserpine, 1839
9Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Dogana and Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, 1843
10Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Evening of the Deluge, c. 1843
11Joseph Mallord William Turner, Approach to Venice, 1844