A man has been charged with criminal damage after Constable's masterpiece The Hay Wain was attacked by a protester at London's National Gallery, Scotland Yard has said.
57-year-old Paul Douglas Manning was remanded on bail and will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on July 12.
The Hay Wain is one of the country's most recognisable works of art.
John Constable's oil painting shows an idyllic rural scene with a cart - the eponymous hay wain - in the river Stour in Suffolk.
It didn't suffer any lasting damage during the stunt.