Rediscovered Constable Sketch at Sworders

November 16 2020

Video: Sworders

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Sworders auction house in Essex has announced that it has re-identified an oil sketch by John Constable. This view of Dedham Vale with Brantham mill and haystacks had been dismissed as a copy. The auctioneers decided that some further digging was required and eventually managed to acquire the seal of approval from Constable scholar Anne Lyles.

The picture will be sold in their December sale carrying an estimate of £100k - £150k.

Update - The painting sold for £91,000 (inc. commission).

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