john constable liked to choose his subjects for his pictures from the familiar scenes near his home.
And the carpenter was just about to chalk it with a cross, when he read the name of ‘john constable.’
Another famous artist who is closely associated with Hampstead was john constable.
The tomb of john constable the artist, his wife, and some of his children, is in a shaded corner in the south-east.
john constable was the son of a "yeoman farmer" who meant to make him also a yeoman farmer.
c.1200, "chief household officer, justice of the peace," from Old French conestable (12c., Modern French connétable), "steward, governor," principal officer of the Frankish king's household, from Late Latin comes stabuli, literally "count of the stable" (established by Theodosian Code, c.438 C.E.), hence, "chief groom." See count (n.). Second element is from Latin stabulum "stable, standing place" (see stable (n.)). Probably a translation of a Germanic word. Meaning "an officer of the peace" is from c.1600, transferred to "police officer" 1836. French reborrowed constable 19c. as "English police."