Thursday, 21 June 2012

Constable Sketches

A collection of 15 sketches by John Constable come up for grabs at Christie's Old Master and Early British Drawings and Watercolours Sale in London on 3 July (CLICK). The sketches lay in a cupboard for 60 years and were finally brought into Christie's for a routine valuation. They're worth an estimated £50,000. Above is Constable's Sketch of the Ruins of St Botolph's Priory, Colchester, England. His magnificent oil painting The Lock (1824) will be in the same auction.

2 Comments:

At 23/6/12, Anonymous Andrea said...

Fingers crossed they stay in the country. He's too important an artist to lose such exquisite works of art. They're what art really is all about.

 
At 23/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

If we lose The Lock it will be a disaster. It's one of his finest works. Watch the video.

 

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