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John Constable, Double Rainbows

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Caught on the wing in a rapid sketch.


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A double rainbow in a shaft of light, over Hampstead Heath; he worked this up into a large painting, but I prefer the sketch.

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Over Stonehenge, as part of a dramatic lighting pattern for expressive purposes.

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Some of Rubens' landscapes have double rainbows in them, it fits in with the general atmosphere of excess, but here is something less familiar from long ago, a painting by Jan Siberechts of Henley-on-Thames, dating from about 1690.

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Millet's Springtime, a double rainbow as part of a symbolic landscape.
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