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Hearing Impaired & BSL Interpreted Tour: John Constable & William McTaggart
Sunday 21st May 2017This event has passed.

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831) is one of a monumental series of ‘six-footer’ canvases painted by John Constable and was considered by the artist to convey ‘the fullest impression of the compass of his art’. Painted in the aftermath of the death of his beloved wife Maria, this turbulent landscape is the most visually spectacular of all the ‘six-footers’.

It will be shown in dialogue with one of the most celebrated of all Scottish landscape paintings: William McTaggart’s The Storm (1890). Constable’s work was a source of profound inspiration for William McTaggart throughout much of his career, both on an artistic and personal level. The display will explore the transformative influence of his artistic practice and technique on the ‘Father of Scottish Painting’.

Join us for a free tour of the exhibition with portable hearing loops, led by Tessa Asquith-Lamb. BSL Interpretation by Helen Dunipace.

Meet at the information desk at the Garden Entrance. To book a place contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560 or email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

Image: Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows exhibited 1831 John Constable © Tate, London 2013. Purchased with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Manton Foundation, Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members

Show times

11am - 12noon


Scottish National Gallery
The Mound, Edinburgh. EH2 2EL


0131 624 6560

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