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A charming sketch which has been attributed the great English landscape painter John Constable has been discovered during a house clearance.
The 9ins by 5.5ins artwork, titled 'A London Terrace of Trees and Figures, shows a large Georgian townhouse surrounded with tall oak trees.
It was found in a cardboard file tucked away in the corner of a pensioner's bedroom in a property in Holland Park, central London.
The sketch was bequeathed to her by her late next door neighbour who she had known since World War Two, becoming close friends over the decades that followed.
It is now being sold with Dawsons Auctioneers, of Maidenhead, Berks, who expect it to fetch £6,000.