Lake District Views from Abbott Hall Art Gallery From the 1770s onwards, tourists travelled to the Lake District in ever increasing numbers, creating what one writer called a ‘Rage for the Lakes’. Many painted and drew their own response to the glorious scenery, while others bought works from the professional artists who followed in their … Read more

An Imitator of John Constable (1776-1837)

The Glebe Farm England, the mid-19th century Oil on canvas 99 x 124.5 cm This was bought as a major work by Constable, one of a number of views of the glebe farm near Langham church, Essex.  However, the colouring and brushwork do not match any of Constable’s works and it is now clear that … Read more