Discover the great landscape artist John Constable’s many connections with Colchester
On Saturday 28th May, Visit Colchester are hosting a guided walk around the historic center of Colchester, where you can uncover the connections this historic artist had to Britain’s oldest town.
Take a guided walk around the town where artist John Constable gathered inspiration for his famous painting. This walk will allow you to discover the landscape which immortalised Wivenhoe House on canvas with his painting ”Wivenhoe Park” which is now hanging in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. This guided tour around where his inspiration for his famous works originated, you will uncover more about this famous Constable country by gaining an insight into the artist that preserved it on canvas.
After the tour, why not extend your stay in historic Colchester, by staying a night in our Grade II listed hotel set in the heart of Constable Country where his famous work “Wivenhoe Park” was inspired. Or stay for dinner in our Brasserie, and take a stroll around the parkland that is now preserved on canvas currently in The National Gallery of Art.
Taking inspiration from the guided tour, why not sign up for our Constable Challenge on Sunday 12th June, it is an experience to showcase your Constable knowledge and dust off that paint brush and preserve your own image of Wivenhoe Park much like John Constable himself. The event is free to partake in and can entertain the whole family, whilst exploring and treading in Constables footsteps around our stunning parkland.