At auction was the most expensive painting by John constable

At auction was the most expensive painting by John constableAuction house Christie's auctioned one of the most significant English classic paintings by John constable "the Dam" (1824). About it reported in a press release received by "Tape.".The painting that is known in the constable series, consisting of six large-scale landscapes (for example, is painting "hay Cart" from the collection of the National gallery in London), is estimated at 20-25 million pounds (30,1-39.2 million dollars)."Dam" is the only painting from the series, which is still in private hands. Put it up for auction Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Borneman, the widow of a Dutch industrialist and collector of "old masters" of Baron Hans Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. As noted by Bloomberg, the collection counts about 1.6 thousand works of art.It is known that the artist appreciated the work. In a letter to constable wrote: "On my easel right now is my `Dam`... the Picture looks great, paint with silver streaks, I feel the wind blowing. She breathes health and embodies the antithesis of stagnation. It seems to me that it is well managed throughout the year" (quote from the edition of 1968 "Letters of John Constable", ed Beckett, volume VI, p. 200).The last and only time the "Dam" was exhibited at the auction in 1990, when the most popular British authors on the market were constable and William Turner. Then the painting was sold for 10.8 million pounds ($16.8) and became the most expensive English painting in the history of trading. The title of the picture was held for 18 years until, in 2008, a triptych by Francis bacon has not sold for 86.3 million."Dam" is still the most expensive piece of English romanticism. If the expectations of the auction will be justified and painting will buy $ 30 million, will set a new record in the works of John constable.Auction "the Art of the old masters and British paintings", which will be presented to "the Dam" will be held in London on 3 July. Source: At auction was the most expensive painting by John constable.

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