During his time in London, Vincent certainly visited the South Kensington Museum (known since 1899 as the Victoria and Albert Museum). The South Kensington Museum was founded in 1852 after the success of the Great Exhibition in 1851 and aimed to make art accessible for everyone. It exhibited mainly applied and decorative art but also works of fine art such as paintings, prints and drawings. On 4 August 1884, Vincent wrote to his brother Theo, then staying in London, to recommend that he visit the museum and view The Valley Farm by John Constable (1776–1837). Theo could not have seen the work in the South Kensington Museum in 1884, however, as the painting was on view there only until 1876.