"Constable was preferable"

Self Portrait
Public DomainSelf Portrait - Credit: John Constable
John Constable (1776-1837) was an English artist renowned for his landscape paintings.

The Haywain
Public DomainThe Haywain - Credit: John Constable
His landscapes were inspired by his native county of Suffolk. His paintings were more popular in France than England.

One of his most famous works was 'The Haywain' [1821], acknowledged today as one of the greatest of British paintings. The painting was originally entitled 'Landscape Noon', but later became known as 'The Haywain' for the harvest wagon it depicted.