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John Constable

John Constable (1776-1837) became famous for his Suffolk landscapes and cloud studies and is a major name in 18th and 19th century British art.


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Constable cloud studies inspire Lindy Guinness exhibition at London gallery Browse & Darby

23 March 2019

Paintings by Lindy Guinness reinterpreting the cloud studies of John Constable (1776-1837) go on show at Browse & Darby next week.

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Miniature John Constable drawings deliver a big result at Chiswick Auctions

11 March 2019

Two previously unpublished ink sketches by John Constable (1776 -1837) excelled at Chiswick Auctions’ latest British & European Fine Art sale.

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Pick of the Week: John Constable sketch reaches for the sky

26 March 2018

A previously unpublished John Constable sketch drew prolonged bidding at south London saleroom Roseberys.

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Spectacular bidding at Roseberys as John Constable’s Hampstead sketch sells at 10-times estimate

21 March 2018

A previously unpublished sketch of the back of a Hampstead terrace by John Constable (1776-1837) drew prolonged bidding at Roseberys' latest picture sale.

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Roseberys uncovers John Constable sketch

12 March 2018

London auctioneer Roseberys is to offer a previously unpublished sketch by John Constable on March 21.

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Joseph Wright of Derby ‘candlelit’ painting makes record £6.3m at Sotheby’s

07 December 2017

An atmospheric oil painting by Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) led Sotheby’s latest Old Master evening sale in London.

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Rediscovered Constable landscape offered at Sotheby’s Old Masters sale

01 November 2017

A recently rediscovered landscape by British painter John Constable (1776-1837) will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s next month.

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John Constable view of The Thames emerges at Oxford auction

11 October 2017

Oxford saleroom Mallams will offer a John Constable (1776-1837) landscape drawing on October 18. It will be estimated at £12,000-15,000.

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BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' uncovers £2m Constable sketch after it “slipped through the fingers” of dealer Philip Mould

20 August 2017

A painting that dealer Philip Mould twice bought and sold more than 15 years ago has been attributed to John Constable in the first episode in the new series of the BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?'.

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Bonhams sells John Constable’s Flatford Lock sketch at £720,000

08 December 2016

A preparatory sketch by John Constable was knocked down for £720,000 at Bonhams earlier today.

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Constable sketch rediscovered after more than 70 years offered at Bonhams auction

17 November 2016

A sketch for one of John Constable celebrated paintings has been rediscovered after more than 70 years and is estimated to take £200,000-300,000 in Bonhams Old Master auction next month.

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John Constable ‘six-footer’ headlines Christie’s British art auction

26 May 2016

Christie’s have announced that a major landscape by John Constable will be among the works on offer at their Defining British Art sale in London this summer.

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Constable sketch brings £252,000 in Exeter

13 October 2015

A John Constable (1776-1837) oil sketch drew prolonged competition at the latest auction held at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

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A second turn of The Lock – Constable heads to Sotheby’s with £8-12m estimate

06 October 2015

Three years after Christie’s sold an earlier version for £20m, a second version of John Constable’s (1776-1837) The Lock is being offered at Sotheby’s Old Master & British Paintings Sale on December 9.

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Constable family portrait rediscovered

24 June 2015

In the 1984 book ‘The Late Paintings and Drawings of John Constable’ by Graham Reynolds, a pencil drawing of the back and shoulders of the artist’s wife Mrs Maria Constable (nee Bicknell) is described as ‘whereabouts unknown’.

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£30 box of bits included a £250,000 Constable

09 September 2013

A small painting bought as part of a £30 “job lot” at auction has turned out to be an original by the 19th century British artist John Constable and valued at £250,000.

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Fresh Constable is irresistible

20 July 2004

IT was, perhaps, a telling sign of the current shortage of high-quality, market-fresh Old Master paintings in the salerooms that Bonhams (19.5/10% buyer’s premium) July 7 Old Master Paintings sale should be headed by this hitherto unrecorded John Constable (1776-1837) plein air oil on canvas sketch, right, of the artist’s home village, East Bergholt.

Agnews case settled out of court

19 November 2002

The claim against London art dealers Agnews over a painting formerly attributed to Constable has been settled out of court. Sir Simon Day launched the claim over a series of free valuations carried out on the painting – Hampstead Heath: Branch Hill Pond – from 1975 until the late 1990s.

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28 May 2002

THIS unrecorded portrait by John Constable, estimated to make up to £80,000, was discovered by East Anglian auctioneer and fine art broker John Vost during a routine valuation at a house on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

The strange case of the dealer who went over the top

13 December 2001

Dealers often complain about the way that private bidders get over-excited at auctions and pay ridiculously inflated prices they wouldn’t dream of giving in a gallery. But for once it looks - or rather looked – as if a major player in the trade had suffered a serious attack of auction fever following Jermyn Street agent Guy Morrison’s terse admission that he was now the happy owner of £9.4m Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) portrait.