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Constable & Gainsborough in Suffolk

19 Jun — 22 Jun 2017 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Colin Bailey , BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1330 at Ipswich railway station or 1400 at Hintlesham Hall Hotel for three nights. Afternoon orientation tour by coach of Stour Valley and Suffolk villages of Langham, Stoke by Nayland and Stratford St Mary. Welcome drink and introductory talk.

Day

2

Morning lecture: Constable’s Country followed by East Bergholt (Constable’s birthplace): Constable’s first studio, parents’ house, East Bergholt church and bell cage. Afternoon: Flatford Mill, Flatford Lock (subjects of many of Constable’s paintings), Willy Lott’s cottage (featured most famously in The Hay Wain), site of Boat Building on the Banks of the Stour, free time to explore banks of the Stour, Bridge Cottage.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Thomas Gainsborough. Excursion to Dedham for private visit to The Munnings Art Museum at Castle House, followed by Dedham Mill, Dedham Lock, and Dedham Church (all featured in Constable’s paintings). Continue to Sudbury for visit to Gainsborough’s House (birthplace museum containing many of his pictures).

Day

4

Christchurch Mansion (works by Constable and Gainsborough). Course disperses 1300 at Ipswich railway station, 1330 at hotel.

Tour Dates

19 Jun — 22 Jun 2017

Days

4

Cost

£775

Tour Code

CGSU-17

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Testimonial

The tour was well-led by Colin Bailey, and the visits, in lovely surroundings, were informative and very enjoyable. Illuminating to see the countryside, villages and towns where Constable and Gainsborough lived and worked.

Recent ACE Customer

Cost includes:

accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or superior double bedded room, welcome drink, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, superior double room for single use supplement £195.

 
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