03/07/2012 16:42 BST | Updated 02/09/2012 06:12 BST

Constable Painting 'The Lock' Sells For World Record Price

A painting by John Constable has sold for £22,441,250 - a world record price at auction for the Romantic artist.

The Lock, finished in 1824, is the fifth in a celebrated series of six large-scale paintings of the Stour Valley that Constable exhibited between 1819 and 1825.


The Constable painting of the Stour valley sold for £22.4m

The painting, remarkable for its excellent state of preservation and from the collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, sold tonight at Christie's in London.