THE CONSTABLE RESEARCH PROJECT
In 1986 Sarah Cove ACR founded the Constable Research Project to study John Constable's oil painting materials and techniques. She is now the recognised authority on this subject and is a consultant to international museums, salerooms and collectors. In 1989 she was a Visiting Fellow at Yale. In 2005 she gave the inaugural lecture to The Constable Trust at East Bergholt. In 2006 she co-led the 'Constable's Great Landscapes' symposium at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and in 2007 she lectured at the Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA.
After more than 30 years, the Project continues to flourish with on-going research and consultancy proposals, a popular Facebook page and sometimes the discovery of an unknown masterpiece! Sarah has been instrumental in the attribution of many previously unrecognised works and she has featured in two Constable episodes of the BBC's popular 'Fake or Fortune?' series.
Sarah's publications include essays in the Tate Gallery's exhibition catalogues for 'Constable' (1991) and 'Constable: The Great Landscapes' (2006), conference papers, essays for professional journals, international salerooms and privately published catalogues.
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