Stour Valley and Dedham Church - John Constable

Stour Valley and Dedham Church: John Constable

Stour Valley and Dedham Church is an 1814 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Stour Valley is an area located primarily in Suffolk and Essex counties in England. It’s named after the River Stour, which flows through the region.

Agriculture was the primary economic activity in the Stour Valley when Constable painted this landscape picture. Farmers would have cultivated crops such as wheat, barley, oats, and turnips, and raised livestock including sheep, cattle, and pigs. The landscape was characterized by small family farms, with agricultural practices often following traditional methods.

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