This painting by John Constable is of the Low Lighthouse in Harwich. John Constable was born in Suffolk, growing up in his father’s flour mill. How do you think this affected his paintings? He often painted coastal landscapes on a small scale and they were very popular with collectors.
John Constable made his paintings look very natural, like the land around him; he always painted outside, looking at the scenery. Who do you think the man standing on the path is? Where do you think the boats on the horizon are going?