Harnham Gate-Salisbury - John Constable

Harnham Gate, Salisbury: John Constable

Harnham Gate, Salisbury is an 1821 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut.

Constructed in the 14th century, Harnham Gate served as one of the entry points to the city, allowing travelers to pass through its sturdy stone arches. It was a crucial part of Salisbury’s defensive network, along with other gates and walls that encircled the city during the medieval period.

The gate is characterized by its imposing stone structure, with thick walls and a pointed archway that once accommodated the flow of traffic into and out of the city. Over the centuries, it has witnessed countless events, from the comings and goings of merchants and travelers to significant moments in Salisbury’s history.

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