Selling England by the pound

title="Constable Lock" src="" google_ad_height = 90; alt="" width="360" google_ad_width = 970; height="402" srcset=" 800w, 269w" sizes="(max-width: 360px) 100vw,
360px" />Today John Constable’s The Lock,


painted in 1824, sold /* xin-1 */ at Christie’s for £22.4
million. In the current art market of silly src="//"> prices
some lucky person got the bargain of
their lives. Let src="//"> us hope the google_ad_height = 90; picture will be

placed in a museum, where people


might enjoy it, instead of disappearing //--> into a Swiss

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warehouse as the investment bauble of some gold-tap billionaire vulgarian. It is the

price sellers


in British painting, Turner and Bacon, both of whom have sold work for significantly higher amounts than this. It is the same price /* xin2 */ a collector might


pay for an off-the-peg Monet one wouldn’t inflict even on an enemy. The Lock, being one of the

six major works
It always google_ad_slot = "8637400688"; likes to keep plenty in reserve. There were more works by google_ad_slot = "7160667483"; Constable on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum

than at the Tate – the V&A owns 802 items relating to the google_ad_client = "ca-pub-3967079123942817"; artist including the full-size oil sketch for the Hay Wain. The National Gallery has nine google_ad_width = 970; works by Constable, all of them on google_ad_height = 90; display