CONSTABLE, Alfred Abram

1826 - 1853

Alfred Abram Constable was born in London on 14 November 1826, third son of the seven children, at least five of whom also drew or painted, of John Constable, and his wife Maria Elizabeth née Bicknell (1788-23 November 1828) who also drew or painted, they married at St Martin in the Fields, Westminster on 2 October 1816. By 1844, Alfred had decided to become a professional artist and spent some time drawing at Cass School of Art in 1845, under Francis Stephen Cary (1808-1880). During an extended visit to Suffolk's Stour valley in 1846, when he lived at Higham, he amassed a quantity of his work. Alfred specialised in landscape and both brothers Alfred and Lionel, are known to have been close to each other and Lionelís work in oils is most likely to be confused with that of his fatherís, the few oils by Alfred, do not bear out a claim that he was the most gifted of the two. Alfred first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1847. Alfred Abram Constable, who was of St John's Wood, London, was accidentally drowned in the Thames, near Goring on 19 November 1853, his brother Lionel was with him at the time.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 16 Cunningham Place, St John's Wood
1847 596 A Landscape
1848 207 A Landscape
1850 459 Morning on the Coast
         621 A Sketch
1851 564 A Fisherman's Cottage
1852 70 View on the Coast, with Boats in a Breeze
         1289 A Landscape
1853 639 On the Devonshire Coast

Works by This Artist