John Constable: A Kingdom of His Own

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Chatto & Windus, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 366 pages
John Constable was born in East Bergholt near the river Stour. He was destined for his father's business of milling and grain-shipping. But he was was a dogged fighter; he persuaded his family that he should become an artist; he continued to paint landsca

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The Romantic art rebel comes in for thoughtful biographical treatment at the hands of New Yorker alumnus Bailey.It took the French to make John Constable (1776-1836) English. Which is to say, as ... Read full review


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Anthony Bailey, has been a writer for The New Yorker for a quarter century. His twenty-one books include the novel "Major Andre", two acclaimed memoirs, two books on Rembrandt, & most recently, "Standing in the Sun", a biography of J. M. W. Turner.

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