One of the world's most famous pieces of art is on the Isle of Wight - and Islanders are being invited to go and see it.

John Constable's The Cornfield goes on display at Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council's new high street building in Newport, from this morning (Tuesday).

Newport is one of only five towns selected for the touring exhibition, which forms part of National Gallery's 2023 Visits programme.

The oil painting is open to the public to view free of charge until Sunday (11).

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The Cornfield shows a lane leading from East Bergholt toward Dedham, Essex, and depicts a young shepherd boy drinking from a pool in the heat of summer.

The team at Isle of Wight High Street Heritage Action Zone have been working over the last few months to secure a suitable display location.

A spokesperson said: "Along with the Isle of Wight Council's Heritage Education Service, The Museum of Island History and Independent Arts, we have put in place a programme of coordinating events, including school visits, creative workshops, singing sessions and wellbeing gatherings.

"The Museum of Island History, located at The Guildhall, is open for extended hours during this week and has a new display photos from James Dore featuring the history of Rural Island Life, which compliments The Cornfield."

The museum is open free of charge between the June 6 and 10 between 10am and 1pm.

The Cornfield can be viewed at 64 High Street, Newport.