John Constable (1776-1837) is one of England's most famous painters. Together with J.M.W. Turner, with whom he shared a mastery of tone and the representation of light, he brought about the flowering of 19th century British landscape painting. Constable sought and found his motifs exclusively in his home environment, the county of Suffolk and the surrounding areas of Salisbury, Hampstead and Brighton. For his large-scale paintings, he made numerous sketches in the middle of nature. Constable also influenced French Romanticism and the Barbizon School.