Millions of pounds left the museum yesterday.  More importantly, we lost an old friend. John Constable’s Salisbury  Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 , with us since September of last year, has gone.

Constable away

What an epic painting, one which we have been privileged to come to know so well.  And what a very good exhibition of Salisbury museum’s own paintings we had to go with it.

The exhibition attracted more and more visitors as time went by and word got out. If you missed the painting, it has now gone to the Scottish National Gallery…

Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 came to us courtesy of Aspire, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.