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Constable in Brighton Sarah Cove Tuesday 26 March 2019

Sarah Cove is an accredited conservator of paintings and a specialist in technical art history. She has a Fine Art and History of Art background. She founded the Constable Research Project in 1986 and as the leading expert on John Constable's materials and techniques appeared in the BBC's Fake or Fortune series involving the authentication of potential Constable works.

In the mid 1820's Constable added the newly fashionable seaside resort of Brighton to his more familiar motifs of the Suffolk countryside and the skies of Hampstead Heath when his family began to take regular holidays there because of his wife's deteriorating health. In response to new subject matter he developed striking techniques  such as slapping paint on with a palette knife and tickling it about with the tip of a brush handle.This lecture is illustrated with recent research and images of oil sketches, studio studies and the full-size The Chain Pier, Brighton, 1827 and A Sea Beach, Brighton examined by Sarah for Fake or Fortune in 2014.