Constable masterpiece goes on show at Wolsey Gallery in Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
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A Constable masterpiece has gone on show at a historic Suffolk gallery.
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows is now on show at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion and will be there until January 31 next year.
The 1831 piece complements the town’s collection of Constables – the most significant collection of works by the artist outside London – and it is the first time one of his major paintings has been put on display at the mansion.
The painting shows the cathedral under both a heavy cloud and arched rainbow viewed from across the River Nadder.
The famous piece has come to Ipswich through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), The Manton Foundation, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members.
The exhibition is part of Aspire, which is a five-year partnership project between five partner institutions supported by the HLF and the Art Fund to enable the work to go on almost constant view across the UK.