View of Dedham, 1814
Oil on canvas, 21.77 x 30.75 inches [55.3 x 78.1 cm]
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Here in View of Dedham Constable depicts Dedham, one of the opulent wool towns in the 15th Century, that sits beside the River Stour where John Constable's father had a watermill (since replaced with a victorian one).
Dedham Vale, with the River Stour, straddles the borders of Essex and Suffolk and is otherwise known as Constable Country after the famous painter John Constable.