(b. 1776, East Bergholt, d. 1837, Hampstead)

Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Grounds

Oil on canvas, 88 x 112 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Constable did this painting on commission from his friend, the Bishop of Salisbury, who also stipulated the point of view and framing of the scene. The Anglican dignitary is depicted with his wife in the left foreground, out for a stroll and pointing to the cathedral.