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Constable painting seen fetching to $23.5 million at auction
May 26, 2016 / 5:02 PM / a year ago

Constable painting seen fetching to $23.5 million at auction

Christie's employees pose as they view a 'sketch' for 'View on the Stour near Dedham' (c1821-22) by British painter John Constable at Christie's in London, Britain, May 26, 2016.

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - British painter John Constable’s six-foot artwork “View on the Stour near Dedham,” will go under the hammer next month where it is expected to fetch around 12 million to 16 million pounds ($17.6 million - $23.5 million), Christie’s said on Thursday.

The painting, from circa 1821-22, will be offered alongside other work by other artists as part of the auction house’s 250th anniversary “Defining British Art” sale in London on June 30.

Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian, editing by Deepa Babington

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