John Constable - The Lock 1819-1825

John Constable, R.A. - The Lock 1819-1825

The Lock 1819-1825
142x120cm oil/canvas, in the original gilt plaster and carved wood frame
Sold for: USD 34.98 million
Auction house: Christie's, London
Sale date: 3 July 2012
Seller: Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Buyer: Anonymous buyer

The Lock was the fifth of the series of large landscapes of the Stour valley that Constable exhibited at the Royal Academy in successive years from 1819 until 1825, except 1823, when illness prevented him from producing such an ambitious work.