Timeline

1809

Falls in love

Falls in love with a wealthy solicitor's daughter, Maria Bicknell, but sells so few of his paintings, he cannot not afford to marry her.

1814

Boat-Building

Paints Boat-Building near Flatford Mill

1816

Father Dies

John Constable's father dies and his younger brother Abram agrees to run the family business for the benefit of the whole family. The bulk of Golding Constable's estate was sold and John's inheritance meant he could afford to marry his sweet-heart, Maria Bicknell, and provide her with comfortable accommodation in Hampstead, including a staff of servants.