26 July 2017


Banksy Balloon Girl Tops Poll of The Nation’s Favourite Artworks

Banksy’s Girl With A Balloon has been voted the nation’s favourite artwork.

19 February 2017

John Constable Added Rainbow In Salisbury Cathedral Masterpiece At Later Date

John Constable’s six-footer masterpiece Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows exhibited 1831 added the iconic rainbow after it was first exhibited, to mark the death of his friend Archdeacon John Fisher in 1832.

26 May 2016


Important John Constable To Be Auctioned But Will It Get An Export Licence

A major work by the English painter John Constable, R.A. (1776-1837) is to go under the hammer at Christie’s at the end of June. The full-scale six-foot ‘sketch’ for View on the Stour near Dedham, circa 1821-22, will be offered alongside other masterpieces by Reynolds, Leighton, Lowry, Spencer, Bacon and Freud in Christie’s 250th anniversary Defining British Art sale in London on 30 […]

10 December 2015


John Constable’s £9m The Lock Will it Stay In Britain?

John Constable’s The Lock considered to be one of his most iconic compositions has sold for £9,109,000 / €12,562,266 / $13,699,025 at Sotheby’s London. 160 years after its last appearance on the market, the monumental landscape depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” was the highlight of the Old Master & British Paintings Evening sale which totalled £22.6 million / €31.2 million / $34 […]

19 May 2015


Iconic John Constable Paintings Go On Display In Constable Country

Some of the most iconic masterpieces of British art by John Constable, including Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831, are going on display at Ipswich’s Christchurch Mansion from 23 May until the end of January 2016, as part of a UK-wide tour of galleries and museums. The work was secured for the British public through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), […]

4 February 2015


John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows To Be Exhibited In Constable Country

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, one of the great masterpieces by John Constable’s will go on display in Ipswich from 7 February 2015 to 31 January 2016. This major ‘six-footer’ oil painting, has never been exhibited in Suffolk before, where Constable was born in 1776. It will make its debut in the county at […]

2 February 2015


Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

9 January 2015


Christie’s Gets It Wrong As £900 Painting Is £1.5m Original Constable

A painting thought to be school of John Constable has been authenticated, as the real deal. Two years ago Christie’s Auctioneers in London attributed the landscape painting and valued it at just £600 -£900. The painting was purchased by an anonymous collector for £3,500. However after close inspection, when the work was cleaned, the new […]

10 April 2014


John Constable V&A To Mount Major Autumn Museum Exhibition

The V&A is to mount a major autumn exhibition that will re-examine the work of John Constable (1776-1837). Constable, one of Britain’s best-loved artists was born in East Bergholt, Suffolk on 11 June 1776, he was the second son of a gentleman farmer and mill owner. Whilst working in the family business he became intimately […]

28 June 2013


Protester Arrested After Defacing Constable Painting At London’s National Gallery

A man has been arrested after supergluing a photograph to an important painting by John Constable, in London’s National Gallery. The protester,claiming to be a supporter of Fathers4Justice, adhered the photograph of a child to the 1821 masterpiece, ‘The Hay Wain’, at the museum in Trafalgar Square. He is now in custody, a Scotland Yard […]

14 December 2011


Tracey Emin To Be Royal Academy Professor of Drawing

Controversial appointment of leading YBA to position formally held by William Turner, John Constable, and William Blake Tracey Emin – one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists – has just been revealed to be the new Professor of Drawing at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, the country’s oldest art school. While, there is yet to be […]

20 January 2011


Stolen Masterpieces Recovered in Scotland

Works by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Samuel Peploe and Federico Barocci Returned. Poor record keeping and slack security by the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the Museum of Transport, and Maryhill stores in Scotland has aided the disappearance of at least 10 works of art worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Three paintings stolen from the gallery, more […]