Sunset landscape with trees at the foot of the skyline. After careful study and deliberation this scene is thought to be from the Old Mill House garden (Gandish Road), looking north towards the Constable family Windmill on Mill Road (look carefully and you can see Old Mill House to the left of the picture).
Comparing this with a current view photo (attached) shows how little this scene has changed in 200 years.
Constable was one of the first great landscape artists to view landscapes for their own beauty, being dictated by what he saw in front of him, of the nature of the English countryside, with his methods and techniques capturing the natural light and movement.
John Constable, an English landscape painter in the Romantic tradition, he was known to say with affection that ‘I should paint my own places best’, which he did.
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection