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St Mary's Church, East Bergholt

A view of St Mary's Church from the edge of the village Green.

Constable painted St Mary's Church numerous times over the years.   His father Golding Constable was church warden for thirteen years and the family had its own pew in the middle aisle. The Rector at the time, Dr Rhudde, was the grandfather of Maria Bicknell who went on to become Constable's wife.


Exhibition history:

London, South London Art Gallery, The Constable Family - Five Generations, 24 October - 13 November 1954, no.10 (lent by Lt-Col. J.H. Constable).
London, Tate Gallery, Constable, The Art of Nature, 7 June - 4 July 1971, no.83 (lent by Col. J.H. Constable).
Auckland, Auckland City Art Gallery, Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, and Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Natural Painter, September 1973 - January 1974, no.15 (lent by Lt-Col. J.H. Constable).
London, Tate Gallery, on loan, April 1975 - January 1983 (lent by Mrs Eileen Constable, Woodbridge, Suffolk).


By descent in the Constable family until acquired by the present owner in 1983.


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