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Plaque at Brighton home to mark former residence of famous artist John Constable
9:30am Thursday 20th June 2013 in News
A plaque commemorating the work of painter John Constable is to be unveiled at the artist’s former Brighton residence, 11 Sillwood Road.
The plaque was commissioned by the council and is set to be unveiled by Richard Constable, the artist’s greatgreat- grandson, at 12.30pm on July 5.
The house was discovered in March to be Constable’s famous correspondence address 9 Sober’s Gardens, by former Argus employee and retired journalist Shan Lancaster.
She began researching Constable’s links with Brighton after hearing rumours that the great artist had lived around the Sillwood Road area.
The street name, the house number and facade of the little Regency house have changed but the layout inside is largely the same as when Constable lived there.
It is now inhabited by artist Peter Harrap, who moved in two years ago.
Mr Harrap is set to curate a Constable exhibition to celebrate the paintings produced by the great artist during his time in the city.
It is thought that during Constable’s stay in the city he was at his most prolific, producing more than 200 works in and around his Sillwood Road lodgings.
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