Significant Romantic artist best known for his landscape paintings depicting the Dedham Vale region of England.
He left school to take over his family's corn business. In 1799, however, he began pursuing a career in art.
He sold more of his English countryside-themed works in France than in England.
He married Maria Bicknell in 1816.
He and French Impressionist artist Claude Monet were both known for their landscape paintings.