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Pick of the Week: Constable sketch reaches for the sky

A previously unpublished John Constable sketch drew prolonged bidding at south London saleroom Roseberys.

Bidding for the oil on board, which had the descriptive title View towards the back of a terrace of houses with elder tree, rose in £5000 increments from the low estimate of £20,000 in the March 21 auction.

It was eventually knocked down by auctioneer Bill Forrest to a room bidder at £305,000 (plus 23% buyer’s premium), who saw off strong interest from two separate parties on the phone.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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