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Constable drawings make £187,000 at auction

John Constable drawing from the 'forgotten' collection

Seven forgotten works by the Suffolk artist John Constable have sold at auction for £187,000.

The collection of 19th century drawings was purchased in 1952 for just £500 and kept hidden in a basement for more than half a century.

The family of the person who bought the collection stumbled across it when they decided to move house.