Willy Lotts cottage taken from as near to the spot as is possible to where John Constable painted the Hay Wain in 1821
The Hay Wain is a painting by John Constable, finished in 1821. The painting depicts a rural scene on the River Stour in Suffolk. It hangs in the National Gallery London, and is regarded as one of the greatest British paintings.The Hay Wain is painted in oil on canvas. It depicts, as its central feature a pair of horses pulling a hay wain or large farm cart across a river. The scene is set near a cottage, known by name in another Constable painting as Willy Lott's Cottage. It is located near Flatford Mill on the River Stour in Suffolk, though because the Stour forms the border of two counties, the left bank is in Suffolk and the landscape on the right bank is in Essex.