The Hay Wain arrives

PEOPLE in Bristol have the chance to see John Constable’s The Hay Wain this summer.

The masterpiece is on show at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery until September 1, on loan from the National Gallery in London as part of its National Treasures programme.

Bristol is joining 11 other museums and galleries across each nation of the UK and region of England, to receive a treasured painting from the National Gallery’s collection. From Turner and Monet to Botticelli and Rembrandt, art lovers across the UK will be able to see an iconic National Gallery painting in their region.

Painted by John Constable in 1821, The Hay Wain is an English landscape painting that has been widely reproduced, copied, satirised and politicised. Bristol audiences will be able to see it up close and in the context of other landscape paintings, including 11 oil sketches by Constable, on loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Tickets for National Treasures: Constable in Bristol, ‘Truth to Nature’ are available at