The Sluice - John Constable

The Sluice: John Constable

The Sluice is an 1800 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

The early 1800s saw a boom in canal construction as a means of transportation for goods. Sluices were used in canal systems to manage water levels, control navigation, and facilitate the movement of boats and barges.

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