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The Hay Wain
John Constable, 1821
oil on canvas, 130 × 185 cm
National Gallery, London

The Hay Wain is an oil on canvas painting by John Constable. It was finished in 1821 and shows a hay wain near Flatford Mill on the River Stour at Flatford, Suffolk. Image File history File links John Constables The Hay Wain painted in 1821 Oil on canvas, 130. ... Categories: Stub | 1776 births | 1837 deaths | British painters | Romantic art | Suffolk | Romanticism ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The National Gallery from Trafalgar Square The National Gallery is an art gallery in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. ... Categories: Stub | 1776 births | 1837 deaths | British painters | Romantic art | Suffolk | Romanticism ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A hay wain is a horse-drawn cart used for transporting hay, typically at harvest time. ... Stour is the name of several rivers in England: River Stour, East Anglia River Stour, Worcestershire River Stour, Warwickshire River Stour, Kent. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ...


Flatford Mill was owned by Constable's father and the house on the left side belonged to a neighbour, Willy Lot, who was said to have been born in the house and never to have left it for more than four days in his lifetime. Willy Lot's house has survived to this day practically unaltered, but none of the original trees in the painting exist today. The water level is also higher as that area of East Anglia has sunk into the sea by 30cm since Constable's time. Norfolk and Suffolk, the core area of East Anglia. ...


It is revered as one of the greatest British paintings, but when it was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1821 it failed to find a buyer. It was considerably better received in France where it was praised by Théodore Géricault. The painting caused a sensation when it was exhibited with other works by Constable at the 1824 Paris Salon (it has been suggested that the inclusion of Constable's paintings in the exhibition were a tribute to Géricault, who died early that year). In that exhibition The Hay Wain was singled out for a gold medal awarded by Charles X of France and a new generation of French painters was inspired, including Eugène Delacroix. The English school of painting is an expression for English (or British) painters who produced characteristically English paintings. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... Théodore Géricaults Insane Théodore Géricault (September 26, 1791 in Rouen, Normandy - January 26, 1824) was a famous French painter, known for The Raft of the Medusa and other paintings. ... Honoré Daumier satirized the bourgeoises scandalized by the Salons Venuses, 1864 The Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris) is the official art exhibit of the Académie des beaux-arts in Paris, France. ... Charles X, King of France and of Navarre (October 9, 1757 – November 6, 1836) was born at the Palace of Versailles. ... Eugène Delacroix (portrait by Nadar) Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (April 26, 1798 - August 13, 1863) was an important painter from the French romantic period. ...


The painting was voted as second best British painting in a 2005 poll organised by the Today Programme in September 2005. The painting is currently exhibited at the National Gallery in London. Today, commonly referred to as the Today programme in order to avoid ambiguity, is BBC Radio 4s long-running early morning news and current affairs programme, which is now broadcast from 6am to 9am from Monday to Friday and from 7am to 9am on Saturdays. ... National Gallery is a common name for a countrys major public art gallery. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ...


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The Hay Wain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
The Hay Wain is an oil on canvas painting by John Constable.
The Hay Wain is revered today as one of the greatest British paintings, but when it was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1821 (under the title Landscape: Noon) it failed to find a buyer.
In that exhibition The Hay Wain was singled out for a gold medal awarded by Charles X of France, a cast of which is incorporated into the picture's frame.
Wain - encyclopedia article about Wain. (475 words)
A wain is a type of horse-drawn cart used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people, for example a haywain.
Builders of wains were known as Wainwrights, just as the builders of carts were known as Cartwrights.
It is in wain for a boy to attempt to hide himself from that young man.
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