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John Constable art prints and posters

The paintings of John Constable are as English as village green cricket, warm beer and thatched baseball caps. John was born at East Bergholt in the idyllic Stour Valley and spent his boyhood wandering the fields of Suffolk being utterly entranced by the unspoiled landscape. Having helped his dad at his flour mill for a while, he dusted himself down and went off to the Royal Academy to learn arty stuff like which end to hold his paintbrush and how it's better to take the top off the tube before you squeeze the pigment, after which he began his life's work of evoking the English countryside.

Unlike his predecessors, who preferred to work in the comfort of their studios, John was one of the first champions of outdoor painting (and thermal underwear) and would often spend hours trying to capture the magical effect of sun on clouds, reflections on water, or just waiting for some cow to get up off his palette. The lost world that 'Constables' evoke is one of rural domesticity, stability and tranquility, as is evidenced by the case of Willy Lott, the inhabitant of the much painted and photographed 'Willy Lott's Cottage', who is said to have never travelled further than three miles from his home (although John did once tell him that he 'ought to get out more').

One of John's best known paintings is 'The Hay Wain' ( or 'The Traffic Jam', as it was known in those days ) and Constable fans still flock to Dedham Mill in their thousands in the hope of meeting the descendants of Wain, the cart driver, or accidentally chancing upon John's legendary oil sketch of the East Bergholt Happy Eater. All of John's five children became painters and some pictures, previously thought to be his work, have since turned out to be by his son Lionel (who helped him out when he had a big order on).

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.