I stepped out at lunchtime to buy a sandwich and found a John Constable in the street. I was stopped in my tracks by this painting in our neighbour’s window on Kensington Church Street. Such an unexpected and wonderful and privileged encounter; why are there not queues of spectators on the pavement? See it now whilst you still can before it disappears.
Excuse my crude paparazzi shot, it’s not one of my best photos. View of East Bergholt House is presently displayed at Sphinx Fine Art, where you will find much more information. It is the last of four similar paintings by Constable of his father’s house to have remained in private hands. Others can be found at the Tate and at the Victoria and Albert Museum.