Painting bought for £30 is £250k Constable

Sarah Coles

A landscape painting, roughly the rise of a postcard, was valued live on BBC Breakfast yesterday. Rob Darvell, a 45-year-old graphic designer from East London, was astonished to discover that the painting, bought for £30, was a Constable worth £250,000 (by the same hand as the View on the Stour pictured).

It joins the ranks of the best on-air valuations of all time.