John Constable was 52 when he was finally elected to the Royal Academy and even though he remained popular to the end he did not experience half the fortune or success Turner did. Constable love his art but he loved his country and his wife far more saying this of his England, "I would rather be a poor man [at home] than a rich man abroad." This he said though in is life time he sold more painting in France than in his native a England.
And here 'Salisbury Cathedral' Constable's most famous piece
Joseph Mallord William Turner a self-portrait
Turner entered the Royal Academy Art schools in 1789, when he was only 14 years old, and was accepted into the academy a year later. He was the rearest of artist for he was both successful in is lifetime and tormented by his devotion to the purity of his art. It was once said that, ‘There can never have been another artist who endured and braved so much for his art,’ I don’t know if that’s my belief entirely but I do respect his courage and daring. For his devotion to his art he lost friends and much of his support from the Royal Academy but he was their brightest so he was tolerated. He exhibited there until 1850, the year before his death. He was 76 years old.