The Hay Wain, 1821 (oil on canvas) by Constable, John (1776-1837); 130.2x185.4 cm; National Gallery, London. (Photograph: www.bridgemanimages.com)

My Favourite Painting: Sir Jim Paice

Sir Jim Paice, chairman of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, makes his choice – and it's one of the undisputed classic images of the English countryside.

Marcus Agius

My favourite painting: Marcus Agius

'I was fortunate to be present in New York in 1987 at the auction where the painting achieved its then world-record price of $53.9 million'

An evening of heirlooms at Christie’s

Last month, Orlando Rock, chairman of Christie’s UK, Marella Rossi Mosseri of ART LINK, Lulu Lytle of Soane Britain and antique dealer Edward Hurst shared their thoughts on heirlooms in…

george carter

My favourite painting: George Carter

'When I bought Dorothy Stroud’s pioneering book on Repton, shortly after its publication in 1962, I was enthralled by his vision of the British landscape'