MELFORD’S FAMOUS OLD HOUSE GALLERY
EDWARD LADELL BRITISH 1821–1886
Edward Ladell was born on April 12, 1821 in Hasketon, Suffolk to Christmas and Mary Ladell. In 1848 Ladell married Julianna Roone and moved to a new home in East hill, Colchester where he worked as an engraver. He also taught himself how to paint and incredibly went on to become one of England’s finest still life painters.
A typical Ladell painting consists of a wine glass with reflections, a bird’s nest or a butterfly, translucent white currants or tumbling red grapes arranged on a marble topped carved wooden table with a draped patterned fabric, depicted with an astounding degree of detail and realism. Ladell exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1856 and 1886 and at the British Institution and Suffolk Street Galleries. In 1878 he got married for the second time to Ellen Maria Levette and eventually settled in Exeter city where he died on November 9 1886. His works can be found in numerous Museums Nationally. These include The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Colchester and Essex Museum and also in important private collections Worldwide.
Melford’s Famous Old House Gallery, Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk. CO10 9JR. Tel: 07572 903363 or 07875 153268 | www.famousgalleries.co.uk
Mixed fruit with taxidermy of exotic birds’