Constable masterpiece comes to Cardiff
- National Museum Cardiff
- 6 March 2014
John Constable's iconic landscape Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows is going on display at National Museum Cardiff as the first stop on a tour of UK galleries, supported by the Art Fund.
The 1831 painting, which was bought for Tate last year with help from the Art Fund, will be on display in Cardiff from 7 March to 7 September 2014 as part of the Aspire initiative, which will make the work accessible to audiences across the UK.
The display will be accompanied by a programme of events and learning activities, including a free 'Constable Inspires' study day featuring talks, opinions and new perspectives from experts.
David Anderson, Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, said: 'We are delighted to be hosting one of the great masterpieces of British art here at National Museum Cardiff. Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows will be a fine complement to the historic art collection during its stay here in Cardiff. I hope our visitors here in Wales take the opportunity to see this important painting up close at the first venue of the UK-wide tour.'
The painting will continue its national tour in 2015 with a display at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich, followed by exhibitions at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, National Galleries of Scotland and Tate Britain in 2016–2018.