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Could missing painting be a Constable original?

Is this a missing Constable?
Is this a missing Constable?

Has anyone tried to deal you any works of art down the pub recently?

If not, be on the look-out for one in particular.

Police are appealing for information after a painting was stolen from a house in Salisbury Road in Dover.

Police say the artwork may be a Constable, but have not stated whether or not the painting is a print or an original.

The incident happened some time between July 18 and 21. There were no signs of a break-in at the house, but the painting was taken from the dining room.

Anyone with information about the theft, or has seen the painting, is asked to contact PC Julian Pegler on 01303 850055 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Here's a few fun art facts...

  • Constable said of his own work: "My art will never be popular…My art is far too modern".Leonardo Da Vinci wrote backwards, often using characters and abbreviations he invented himself.Michelangelo once drew a shopping list for his illiterate cook, which is now priceless.Salvador Dali was afraid to expose his feet.
  • The Mona Lisa is considered priceless, but its insurance value was $100million in 1962. Today, that would equate to around $670million. The most paid for a painting was $140million (£70million) for a Jackson Pollack painting in 2006.
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