Leading Fine Art Dealers in Long Melford, Suffolk
The Famous Old House Gallery at Long Melford is nestled in a quiet corner of West Suffolk right on the border with Essex. The building is a beautifully restored, Grade II listed, timber framed building dating back around 500 years. The front façade still retains exposed timbers as does the interior. On the ground floor there are five fireplaces including a magnificent large inglenook fireplace in the main room. There are six gallery rooms that have been meticulously and painstakingly renovated to create a perfect setting to show original fine art masterpieces. There is a light and airy room which was converted from an old commercial kitchen and this is reserved to show more modern and contemporary pieces.
The ethos of the business is to provide Fine Art paintings and sculptures in relaxed and comfortable surroundings where serious art buyers can enjoy a mix and variety of artwork at their leisure. The work displayed is mainly from a bygone era and typifies grandeur from the 19th & 20th century. British fine art is typically represented by landscape painters Sidney Richard Percy, Sir Alfred Munnings KCVO, PRA, Edward Seago RBA, ARWS, RWS and Sir John Arnesby Brown RA, still life by Edward Ladell, genre scenes by Charles Spencelayh RMS, hunting scenes by Heywood Hardy ARWS and Gilbert Scott Wright, detailed flower paintings by Cecil Kennedy and Harold Clayton and wildlife paintings by Edgar Hunt and Donald Grant MBE. Suffolk's very own Clive Madgwick RBA is also well represented with up to twenty paintings in stock; and usually two exhibitions a year show his detailed depictions of popular local landmarks and rural and coastal scenes. Other British names include Campbell Archibald Mellon, Sir Edward John Poynter BT, PRA, RWS, Ian Houston and Simeon Stafford. There is also a strong French influence and iconic scenes such as The Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Le Pantheon and Café de la Paix can be seen in works painted by famous and highly regarded artists including Edouard Leon Cortes, Antoine Blanchard, Marcel Dyf, Jules Rene Herve and Eugene Galien-laloue. French painters Antoine Bouvard Snr and his son Noel Georges Bouvard are represented with their ever popular Venetian scenes.we also usually have other continental works represented by Franz Richard Unterberger, Pieter Cornelius Dommersen, Fritz Wagner and Eugenio Zampighi. In all, there are around 200 paintings in stock and on view at any one time, a real treat for any serious art collector!
Modern Australian glassware and bronze sculptures from the 19th and 20th Century compliments the historical paintings and we are favoured with displaying original and unique glass etched bowls by the renowned artist Rish Gordon. These feature African animals from her younger days when she lived in Kenya in East Africa. We are also UK stockists of a full range of glassware by the Gordon Glassblowing studio from Red Hill, Australia. Our bronze sculpture collection includes charming works by French sculptors such as Auguste Moreau, Hippolyte Moreau and Pierre Louis Detrier.
Appointments are preferable so we can ensure that the works you wish to see are available and on view. Please view our website at www.famousgalleries.co.uk for a full selection.