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James Hamilton - Constable - A Portrait

James Hamilton - Constable - A Portrait

John Constable, the revolutionary nineteenth-century painter of the landscapes and skies of southern England, is Britain’s best-loved but perhaps least-understood artist. His paintings reflect visions of landscape that shocked and perplexed his contemporaries. Constable was also an active and energetic correspondent. His letters and diaries reveal a man of passion, opinion and discord. James Hamilton’s biography reveals a complex, troubled man, exploding previous mythologies about this timeless artist, and establishes him in his proper context as a giant of European art.

BBC Radio 4 Book of The Week and The Times, Sunday Times and Observer Book of the Year.

James Hamilton is an art and cultural historian. His books include Turner – A Life, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth Century Britain, which in 2014 was named Art Book of the Year by the Sunday Times.

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