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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 15:57 GMT 16:57 UK
Constable's landscapes go on view

Chain Pier, Brighton (1826-1827)

John Constable's six-foot landscapes are the focus of Tate Britain's exhibition Constable: the Great Landscapes. They are considered some of the best-known images in British art.

Stratford Mill (1819-1820)

The purpose of the large-scale paintings, created around 1818-1819, was to honour the concept of classical landscape works.

Full-size sketch of Stratford Mill (1819-1820)

Constable's full-scale preliminary sketches were also a significant companion to the paintings and continue to fascinate the art world today.

The White Horse (1819)

The exhibition includes nine pairs of sketches and paintings and some 65 works in total, including 1819's The White Horse.

Full-size sketch of The White Horse (1819)

Constable: the Great Landscapes is showing at the Tate Britain in London from 1 June to 28 August.

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