The Cottage in a Cornfield - John Constable

The Cottage in a Cornfield: John Constable

The Cottage in a Cornfield is an 1833 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Farmhouse cottages were typically constructed using local materials such as stone, timber, or brick, depending on what was readily available in the area. They tended to be modest in size, as we see in this picture compared to larger farmhouses or manor houses. They often featured a simple layout with a few rooms, including a kitchen, living area, and perhaps one or two bedrooms.

Farmhouse cottages were situated within or near agricultural land, typically surrounded by fields, pastures, or orchards and were part of a working farm, with outbuildings such as barns, stables, and sheds nearby.

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