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Dedham Vale, Oil by John Constable (1776-1837, United Kingdom)
Dedham Vale (1802) is one of the most famous paintings by John Constable. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as "Constable Country"—which he invested with an intensity of affection. "I should paint my own places best", he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, "painting is but another word for feeling". Now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.