Constable’s Moorhen

On the telly last night, right, there was a programme called Secret Lives Of The Artists which was about John Constable.  Alexander Graham-Dixon presenting an hour of him chuffing about in his open topped Saab in the Dedham Vale, not seeing the original veiws that Constable painted but still very enjoyable all the same.  What has this to do with birds I  hear you ask?  Well, funny you should ask! As one of the pictures that was being discussed (the last of Constable’s ‘six-footers’ called The Leaping Horse) was scanning across the screen there was a cracking image in the bottom right corner of a Moorhen taking flight.  Not a bad effort at all (says the man that is hard pressed to draw a carrot in the correct shape).

Here is a screen dump of said image.

A Moorhen in a Constable Picture

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