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Constable in Love

Arts documentary. Andrew Graham-Dixon explores how John Constable's love of Maria Bicknell inspired his revolutionary approach to painting landscapes.

John Constable's painting The Haywain embodies pretty and cosy England, adorning many a tea towel and postcard. But behind the image of rural calm lies a passionate artist whose pictures hide an erotic undercurrent - a story of forbidden love to rival even Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers. Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals the true story of Constable and an untold love story sublimated on canvas.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon
Director Roger Parsons
Executive Producer Basil Comely