11 July 2024

National Gallery Curator’s Talk: Constable “Truth to Nature”

Join National Gallery curator Dr Mary McMahon for insights into Constable’s iconic work.

Dr Mary McMahon is Associate Curator (NG200 Collections) at the National Gallery.
Mary’s research interests include art from the 16th-19th centuries. She worked on Constable: The Making of a Master in 2014 and Botticelli Reimagined in 2016 at the V&A, The Making of Mary Seton Watts at Watts Gallery and Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives at the British Museum in 2018-19. She is co-curator of the National Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Discover Constable and The Hay Wain. In her talk she will be offering insight into Constable’s iconic landscape, the context of its production, and the afterlife of the painting.

Main image: John Constable (1776-1837), The Hay Wain 1821, Presented by Henry Vaughan, 1886

© The National Gallery

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 11 July, 2:15pm

With thanks

With thanks

With thanks to HR World, The CR Group and Maru for sponsoring the Bristol exhibition.

We are very grateful to The National Gallery for sponsorship of the events programme through their NG200 celebrations of the gallery’s bicentenary. This event is part of a programme to accompany the National Treasures: Constable in Bristol “Truth to Nature” exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

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