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Constable, Turner and the Royal Academy

This delightful little book looks at the rivalry between John Constable and J.M.W. Turner up until their fabled confrontation at the Royal Academy in 1832. 

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Dimensions 16.5 x 0.5 x 11cm
No. of Pages 47
SKU 12089071

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

J.M.W. Turner and John Constable are considered by many to be the twin giants of British Art. Born wihtin a year of one another, they were destined to break the mould of landscape painting and transform the genre forever. Over time, their rivalry at the Royal Academy's Annual Exhibition became fabled, supposedly coming to a dramatic head on Varnishing Day in 1832. In 2019 the Royal Academy once again displays the two paintings that sparked the incident side by side, permitting us to explore the facts and the myths surrounding the two artists, and to consider what Constable meant when he said that Turner had 'been here and fired a gun'.