Wonderfully bright Weymouth not as John Constable painted it

Notice John Constable’s sky, sand and people in October 1816.

Plate 18 Weymouth Bay. In October 1816 Constable took his wife on honeymoon to stay with his friend John Fisher and his wife Mary at Osmington, near Weymouth. While there Constable made a number of sketches in the area and this picture was the one he worked on for exhibition. Constable attached the following Wordsworth lines to his painting….”that sea in anger and that dismal shore.” He did this because Wordsworth’s brother drowned on that spot in the wreck
of the Abergavenny and Mary, John Fisher’s wife, was Wordsworth’s cousin. The painting hangs in the V&A South Kensington. The people in the painting could be the artist and his bride or Rev and Mrs Fisher.
Dorset Blue Vinny Cheese very creamy but with no Knob biscuits. They will only be baking them in October again and now sold out.
Bess meets Thomas inside our lunch time venue.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

2 thoughts on “Wonderfully bright Weymouth not as John Constable painted it

  1. Love stories like that😁. Can see it’s not a South African beach- the people seem reluctant to take off their clothes😂. Another of my favourite verses.

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