John Constable RA (* 11. June 1776 in East Bergholt, Suffolk; 31. March 1837 in London-Hampstead) was a representative of romantic painting (landscape painting) in England. His work lives from the tension between precise observation of nature (e.g. studies of the sky and clouds) and the neglect of the line in favour of the effect of colour. In addition to many landscapes, he also painted portraits, horses and still lifes.