John Constable (1776-1837) ‘Stratford Mill’ Tea Towel


Printed with detail from the painting ‘Stratford Mill’ by the Suffolk landscape artist John Constable (1776-1837).

A cotton tea towel finished with a loop on the reverse so you can hang it up in your kitchen.

67 x 47 cm

Printed in the UK

Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
Machine washable at 40°c

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House

Out of stock


Stratford Mill (National Gallery, London) was the second of the six monumental paintings of the Stour landscape Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1819 and 1825, a group that includes The Hay Wain (National Gallery, London).

Stratford Mill was a water-powered paper mill (now demolished) on the River Stour near East Bergholt, Suffolk. Constable shows the mill in shadow, while shafts of sunlight play between the trees beside the meandering river. A dying willow leans over the glassy water and we glimpse a distant sunlit farmhouse. A girl watches a boy cast his fishing line into the water.

A selection of John Constable’s art and personal possessions are on permanent display within a dedicated room at Gainsborough’s House the National Centre of Thomas Gainsborough.