Detail from a sketch by John Constable showing 6 of his 7 children

John Constable was the fourth of six children – three sisters and two brothers. He enjoyed a happy and affluent childhood in East Bergholt and Flatford. He married a lawyers daughter, Maria Bicknell and fathered seven children.

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Birth Family

Maria Bicknell (wife) and her family

John Constable’s Children

The Constable’s Nanny Elizabeth Roberts