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Hi there, I have 2 John Constable paintings that were given to me by my mother. The stickers on the back of them have the following:

This picture has been made with the very best of materials and has been specially treated. It cn be wiped with a damp cloth.

Picture number - 940
Code - 1073
Title - Cottage In Cornfield
Artist - John Constable
Period - 1776 - 1837
Gallery - Victoria & Albert, London

I know nothing about these paintings or the author until a few days ago when I googled information on the artist. Would you happen to know much about these two paintings or where I could get them valued or appraised?
Thank u for your time & eagerly await your response
Kind regards

Dear Luccille,

Thank you for writing about your John Constable reproductions.  Your works were most likely originally sold as museum souvenirs and are unlikely to be original works of the artist.  In order to give you a definitive answer, we'd have to see the works in person.  However, the description provided on the back of the works give us a lot of clues that it is most likely they are prints on canvas.  These prints can be convincing and look very much like paintings to the untrained eye.  I'm sorry that I am not able to give you an appraisal without examining the works in person.  However, if they are indeed prints on canvas, as they appear to be from the photograph and the information you have provided, they would have decorative value.

I wish I had more exciting news to share with you about these works, but this is my best opinion based on the information you have provided.

All the best,


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