1831 in art
Events from the year 1831 in art.
- John Constable, in charge of hanging the Royal Academy of Arts' annual exhibition in London, at the last minute gives his own Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows a prominent position in place of J. M. W. Turner's Caligula's Palace and Bridge.
- Clarkson Stanfield's spectacular panorama Venice and Its Adjacent Islands is staged in London as part of the annual Christmas pantomime.
- Publication of John Martin's mezzotint illustrations to The Bible begins.
- New Society of Painters in Water Colours established in London.
- Sir William Beechey – Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
- Karl Blechen – Tivoli Gardens at the Villa d'Este
- Léon Cogniet – Jean-François Champollion
- John Constable – Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows
- Eugène Delacroix – A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother
- Paul Delaroche – King Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower of London
- Joseph von Führich – Triumph of Christ (Raczyński Palace, Berlin)
- Hiroshige – Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
- Edwin Landseer – A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society
- Ivan Martos – Alexander I Statue in Taganrog
- Richard Westmacott – "The Copper Horse" (equestrian statue of George III of the United Kingdom, Windsor Great Park)
- February 23 – Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch marine painter (died 1915)
- March 12 – Benjamin Williams Leader (born Benjamin Leader Williams), English landscape painter (died 1923)
- July 3 – Jacques Émile Édouard Brandon, French artist (died 1897)
- July 21 – Martha Maxwell, American naturalist and artist (died 1881)
- July 28 – J. L. K. van Dort, Ceylonese illustrator (died 1898)
- August 14 – Adolf von Becker, Finnish-born painter (died 1909)
- October 26 – Nathaniel Hone the Younger, Irish painter (died 1917)
- January 6 – Ryōkan, Japanese Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk poet and calligrapher (born 1758)
- February 2 – Vincenzo Dimech, Maltese sculptor (born 1768)
- February 17 – William Armfield Hobday, English portrait painter and miniaturist (born 1771)
- March 22 – John Warwick Smith, British watercolour landscape painter and illustrator (born 1749)
- April 8 – Domenico Aspari, Italian painter and engraver (born 1746)
- May 8 – Emanuel Thelning, Swedish-born, Finnish painter (born 1767)
- May 24 – James Peale, American miniaturist and still-life painter, a younger brother of Charles Willson Peale (born 1749)
- May 25 – Mather Brown, portrait and historical painter (born 1761)
- June 1 – John Jackson, English portrait painter (born 1778)
- June 12 – Pierre Cartellier, French sculptor (born 1757)
- June 18 – Francesco Manno, Italian painter and architect (born 1754)
- July 11 – Richard Duppa, English writer and draughtsman (born 1770)
- July 13 – James Northcote, English painter (born 1746)
- August 5 – Richard Collins, English chief miniature and enamel painter to George III (born 1755)
- August 17 – Patrick Nasmyth, Scottish landscape painter (born 1787)
- August 27 – François Dumont, French painter of portrait miniatures (born 1751)
- September 15 – Christian David Gebauer, Danish animal painter and etcher (born 1777)
- September 17 – Joseph Lange, actor and amateur painter (born 1751)
- November 5 – Johan Frederik Clemens, Danish etcher and printmaker (born 1749)
- November 19 – Carl Conjola, German landscape painter (born 1773)
- December 17 – Amalia von Helvig, German and Swedish artist, writer, translator, and influential intellectual (born 1776)
- Kennedy, Maev (2018-05-26). "Constable and Turner landscapes reunited for first time since 1831". The Guardian. London. p. 30. Retrieved 2018-05-26.