A cumulus of Constables?

January 29 2017

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Picture: BG

I had a very enjoyable visit to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven last week. Shamefully, it was my first. I highly recommend a visit. I was treated to a sneak preview of their new 'Enlightened Princesses' exhibition, which opens on February 2nd (till April 30th).

The Center has recently renovated and re-hung their top floor collections, and very nice it looks too. The long gallery has just the sort hang I like to see - no space wasted, and thus fewer works left in storage. The hang is also not too formulaic, so there's an element of discovery as you wander along. 

One of the many treats on show was a gathering of cloud studies by Constable. On Twitter, I asked what the collective noun for these should be. The best suggestions were 'a cumulus', 'a scud', and 'a cirrus'. 

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