Artwork by John Constable
Year Created 1831
Summary of Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows
John Constable painted Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows in 1831, one year after the death of his wife, Maria. Right now, you may see it at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh.
When Amelia dies in the arms of Celadon, her lover, in a storm, the rainbow is a symbol of optimism after a storm.
He later added nine lines from The Seasons by James Thomson, an eighteenth-century poet. Constable first displayed this painting at the Royal Academy in 1831, but he continued to work on it in 1833 and 1834 before completing it.