Fire and Ice: comparing two masterpieces by Turner and Constable

Audio-described tour

Join Tate’s audio describers for a description of two great masterpieces of 1830: John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, and JMW Turner’s Caligula’s Palace. This is the first time that these two paintings have hung alongside each other since they were first ever displayed at the Royal Academy in 1830.

Tate’s Framing department has just reframed the Constable painting and they have given the tour team a sample of the exact frame and materials they used. Marcus Dickey, from Tate, will facilitate handling of these objects in order to give an understanding of how the museum has authentically recreated a frame from the 1830’s, the exact date period of this painting.

This is a free event and no booking is required. Please meet in the Manton Studio from 10.30am for refreshments. The tour will start at 11 am and will finish at 12.15pm.

Chairs and hearing support equipment will be provided.

For more details do visit the Fire and Ice event page of the Tate website.




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