Willy Lott's House . John Constable, 'The Hay Wain' (1821). This quintessentially British country scene depicts a site near Flatford, England. As the story goes, a tenant farmer named Willy Lott was born in the cottage, died in the cottage, and only left for four days in his lifetime. The house still stands today, along with Flatford Mill located immediately behind which was owned by Constable’s father at the time this was painted.