From a Constable to a Rivett


Flatford Mill is an 18th Century water mill in Suffolk. It was owned by John Conatable’s father and where the young John spent a “careless boyhood”. It was also the subject of many of Constable’s paintings including this one entitled ‘Flatford Mill (scene on a navigable river)’ 1816-17.


Many, many people have followed in Constable’s footsteps including one Les Rivett from Bognor Regis. Here is his beautifully drawn and painted watercolour of Flatford Mill. I fear Les has passed away now but he has left us, just as Constable did, this lovely painting. I bought it for £5 (considerably less than a Constable) and I hope it finds a good home soon.



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