Project DescriptionDescription: Oil on canvas, 53.3 x 43.2 cm. Signed with monogram (lower left)
Catalogue note: Edward Ladell was a British painter known for his still-life paintings of fruit, flowers, and glass vessels. Reminiscent of the 17th century Dutch still-life traditions, he set his subjects on a marble ledge draped with an oriental rug. Born in United Kingdom, he spent his teenage years working for his father who was a coach builder. Mostly self-taught, the artist went on to exhibit at the Royal Academy, the British Institute, and the Royal Society of British Artists. He died on November 9, 1886, in Exeter, United Kingdom. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Museum of Croydon in London, the Royal Albert Museum in Exeter, and the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 14233, Lot 56, Invoice no. DB17027077. With Frost & Reed, London. | With Fine Art of Oakham, Leicestershire. | Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 July 2008, lot 66, where purchased by the present owner
Catalogue no.: 2017P0025-EL