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'Constable' painting theft probed

A valuable painting, thought to be by landscape artist John Constable, has been stolen from a house in Kent.

Police said there were no signs of a break-in but it was taken from the dining room in the house in Salisbury Road, Dover, between 18 and 21 July.

No other information has been released about the name of the stolen painting or its value.

Constable's 19th Century works stemmed from his life in the countryside on the Suffolk-Essex border.

The area is sometimes referred to as Constable Country.




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