The Haywain

Perhaps one of Constable's most famous paintings is the Haywain. This shows a horse drawn wagon in the mill pond at Flatford. One suggestion is that it is "wetting" its wheels causing the wood to expand and tighten up the spokes rather than making an expensive trip to the village blacksmith.

On the left you can see Willy Lott's cottage. Although the scene today is somewhat overgrown, the cottage can still be seen , standing as it did when John Constable painted it all those years ago.

The Hawywain
Constable's famous painting of the Haywain

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