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â€˜Still Life with Peaches and Grapesâ€™
Edward Ladell became immensely successful and the finest English still life painter of his generation. He was a native of Colchester but moved to Torquay and later to Exeter where he had a studio in Queens Street. Although most celebrated, little is known of his private life. He was entirely self taught, and his paintings are easily recognisable seeing the same props used over and over again. He achieved a realism comparable to the Dutch Masters before him. His wife, Ellen, painted in a style almost identical to her husbandâ€™s, signing her full name as opposed to Edwardâ€™s monogram EL back to back.
Edward exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1856-86, at the British Institute, Suffolk Street Galleries and in the West Country.
His work is represented in the Bristol Art Gallery, the Colchester and Essex Museum, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Essex, the Harrogate City Art Gallery, the Reading Art Gallery and the Mappin Art Gallery in Sheffield.
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