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Constable painting The Lock sells for £22.4m

John Constable's 1824 masterpiece The Lock has become one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold, fetching £22.4m at auction at Christie's in London.

The full price of £22,441,250, for the painting depicting Suffolk rural life, places it joint fourth on the list of most-expensive Old Masters.

Will Gompertz reports.

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