In 2013 John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, one of the greatest masterpieces of British Art, was secured for the nation. The acquisition was part of a new partnership, Aspire, between five national and regional galleries: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales; the National Galleries of Scotland; Colchester and Ipswich Museums;
The Salisbury Museum; and Tate Britain.
For Salisbury Museum, this is an opportunity to put Constable’s painting in its historical and artistic context. With paintings of Salisbury Cathedral from the 17th century to the 21st century, you can see how Constable’s work sits within a historical context, but also the huge impact his radical painting style had on the artists who followed.