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John Constable, The Cornfield,
Then and Now

Near Flatford, Suffolk

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The Cornfield, one on my favourite John Constable paintings, it was painted in 1826.

Oil sketch for the above.

A lane near Flatford

Plus I think there is another painting  further down the lane.

The same location today

A little closer

You can see the same land and hill shapes.

See the details on how to find this location below. Some books and sites say this is in the lane that you come up to join this road having crossed the river, it is not. There are no locations on this road where the road shape and background hill shapes could make this possible. The location I have photographed above is the only location in this area where it does.

Location: John Constable, The Cornfield, nr Flatford, Suffolk

Grid Reference: TM071339 Ceremonial County: Suffolk

Map Link: Multimap


Aerial photo: Multimap

Google  Green arrow at opposite end of small field to A marker - Drag the small orange man to see street view.

Getting there: There is a one way system to Flatford Mill, and this is on the way out by car on Flatford Road. If you take the walk that takes you from Flatford Mill along the River, west, over the bridge and up the lane, you will join this road, on your left you will pass a small field then a very large one, that is the location for The Stour Valley And Dedham Church in the centre of this field, the lane you are on takes a wiggle and then turns a little right with a gate ahead of you. This is the location looking into a small field on the left. 

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Charges: None

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Then and Now Locations     John Constable Painting Locations     John Constables Painting Locations Then and Now   Flatford Mill
Other Relevant Pages: Then and Now Photography

Notes: Parking at this point is difficult without getting in your own way.


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By: Keith Park  Section: Photography Section Key:
Page Ref: Constable_Cornfield Topic: Comparative Photography  Last Updated: 08/2010


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