8 April 2017 – 25 March 2018
Two masters of British landscape painting, John Constable and William McTaggart, are shown alongside one another in Edinburgh.
Often thought of as one of the greatest masterpieces of British art, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) by John Constable, is displayed alongside one of the most powerful and celebrated of all Scottish landscape paintings: William McTaggart’s The Storm (1890).
Constable’s work was a source of profound inspiration for McTaggart, both on an artistic and personal level, and the display will explore the transformative influence of his work on the ‘Father of Scottish Painting’.
Art Fund supported both the acquisition of the piece by Tate in 2013, and a subsequent five-year national tour, of which this exhibition is part. Constable considered the work to be the culmination of his artistic achievement, the painting for which he hoped to be remembered.