John Constable’s The Lock set for auction
26 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
A painting British artist John Constable kept by his side until his death is to be offered for sale.
The Lock – one of a small group of landscapes known as the Fosters – will be put up for sale in December by Sotheby’s auction house.
The painting of a bucolic scene on the River Stour in Suffolk is estimated to be worth £8-12m.
It was treasured by the artist who kept it in his studio until his death in 1837.
Constable also singled it out for prestigious exhibitions.
Julian Gascoigne, Sotheby’s senior British pictures specialist, said: “Constable’s absolute mastery as a landscape painter is everywhere in this picture – in the vigour of the almost impressionistic brushwork, in the drama of the clouds and the changing weather, even in the movement of the grass in the fields and the sparkle of water as it cascades through the …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment