"Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an enquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, should not landscape painting be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but the experiments?"
Self portrait, ~1804
English painter, ranked with Turner as one of the greatest British landscape artists. Constable was a major influence on Romantics such as Delacroix, on the painters of the Barbizon School, and ultimately on the Impressionists.