Yarmouth Pier - John Constable

Yarmouth Pier: John Constable

Yarmouth Pier is an 1822 painting by English Romantic landscape artist John Constable. This work is located in the Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado.

During the 1820s, Yarmouth was a bustling port town on the Isle of Wight. Piers in the early 19th century were primarily functional, serving as points of embarkation and disembarkation for goods and passengers. They were often simpler wooden structures, designed to withstand the rigors of maritime activity but lacking the decorative elements and amenities that would come to characterize later piers.

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