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It is an exciting time for us at the gallery as this coming weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September sees our Autumn exhibition open with a fantastic display of art for our pre-view which is open from 10.00am through to 5.30pm on both days. In this double exhibition we have eleven original works by Edward Seago and now have thirty five works by Clive Madgwick. In addition to this we will have a choice selection of works by our other favoured artists which include Cecil Kennedy, Edouard Cortes, Antoine Blanchard, Arnesby Brown, Campbell Mellon and Ian Houston to name just a few. Our top two Seago paintings are oils on board, one of 'The River Orwell at Pin Mill' and the other 'Landscape at Martham, both beautiful works. From the Clive Madgwick collection our top work is 'Sunday Morning, Great Waldingfield' followed closely by 'Long Melford Green & Holy Trinity Church'. All our pictures can be seen on our website at www.famousgalleries.co.uk Doors will open at 10.00 sharp on Saturday so for the first choice be quick....for sure this weekend will be a hugely popular event. Refreshments being served and all welcome, entry is free over the weekend.Read More
6 Sep 2018 06:49:48 By Tom B Art,
Well it is Easter...hasn't the first three months of 2018 gone fast....almost as fast as we have been working on acquiring new works by Clive Madgwick to satisfy the demand from the local community and from farther afield! Clive's fan base stretches overseas and we have clients wanting specific subjects from right around the globe. Of course, in the USA his work is still considered 'fine art'. There are some stand out works from the new arrivals, one is a very nice 18 x 30 inches painting of the Water Meadows in Sudbury! Yes, I did say that, and yes it does have water in the scene, a large work and beautifully painted, in perfect condition. We have the original sales receipt from 1991. The second stand out work is a 20 x 30 inches painting of Long Melford Green & Holy Trinity Church in evening glow, a superb painting dating from 1990. We have also just acquired a lovely early watercolour of the High Street, Lavenham, dating from 1971, it still has the original frame so this is a real piece of nostalgia and comes with a newspaper cutting too. If you live in Bildeston then you may like the painting we have of the Market Square, this one measures 12 x 18 inches; or maybe you might be tempted with a snow scene, we have a great one of Westminster in London measuring 20 x 30 inches and another with Pheasants by an old gate. All up we have over thirty works in stock and we are open all through the long bank holiday weekend. So why not pop in and take a look?Read More
29 Mar 2018 19:27:27 By Tom B Art,

Edouard Cortes was a French post impressionist painter who became famous during the 1950's and 1960's for his Parisian paintings. He is known as 'Le Poete Parisien de la Peinture' or 'The Parisian Poet of Painting' because of his diverse paintings in a variety of weather and night settings. He was born in 1882 and lived a long life passing away in 1969. In the book by gallery owner, David Klein, Cortes is quoted as saying ' Art, literature & music is the bridge that spans time, love, hate, peace, war, beliefs, and whatever else there is that divides people....Art is the essence that really matters as time goes by'. We are therefore extremely proud to display his works in the gallery and presently we are handling the sale of five wonderful paintings. We have an early work from 1905 of Porte St Martin, a later work of the same scene, a work depicting the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, plus a charming pair of small paintings showing the Place de la Republique and Boulevard St Denis. This small pair and the scene of the Champs Elysees with the George V metro in view (from 1937) are extremely sought after because of their size. All five paintings are beautifully framed and ready to hang. Our gallery also stocks a fine selection of paintings by Eugene Galien-Laloue and Antoine Blanchard so if Parisian scenes tick your box then we are a must visit. Come to leafy Long Melford in Suffolk right on the border with Essex for a little bit of Olde world English charm. Please visit www.famousgalleries.co.uk and go to the European section for our full selection of French paintings.

The Arc De Triomphe & Champs Elysees by Edouard Cortes

2 Feb 2018 20:06:25 By Famous Galleries Art,

We have always been very privileged to handle works by the artist Cecil Kennedy. He is regarded as one of Britain's finest 20th century painters of detailed floral still life subjects. His wife would arrange the flowers in fine vases and then Cecil would set about capturing what he saw onto canvasses in incredible and meticulous detail. His work has always been in high demand and his paintings are therefore in collections all over the world. So we are very fortuitous indeed to have four beautiful examples of his work on display in our gallery and for sale at this current time. Two canvasses are a good size 20 x 16 inches but we also have two larger works, one of 30 x 25 inches and the largest being 36 x 28 inches. Without doubt, if you are a collector of fine art and like floral arrangements then these four examples are a must see and you never know you might even be tempted to purchase one and be the proud owner of a Cecil Kennedy original painting! We also stock fine floral works by Harold Clayton and Marcel Dyf so we have a real choice for any discerning buyer. Check out the Modern British section of our website for more details go to www.famousgalleries.co.uk

A Spring Bouquet by Cecil Kennedy

20 Jan 2018 16:58:15 By Famous Galleries Art,

Well here we are, January 1st 2018! A very Happy New Year to you all. For all those folk that are interested in East Anglian art we have a real feast on display in our wonderful gallery rooms at The Famous Old House Gallery in Long Melford, Suffolk. We currently have works by Sir Alfred James Munnings, Edward Seago, Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, Campbell Archibald Mellon, Edward Ladell, Margaret Glass, Ian Houston and Clive Madgwick. Over 30 paintings by British artists with connections to East Anglia. The top work is a lovely landscape by Sir Alfred Munnings dating from 1909 which is priced at £39,500. At the lower end we have over 20 paintings by local artist Clive Madgwick and these range from £3,000 for a large canvas of Great Waldingfield right down to less than £1,000 for a nice little number called 'Salmon Fishing on the Tweed'. For a full selection please visit our website at www.famousgalleries.co.uk

Snow & Ice, St Benet’s Abbey, Norfolk by Edward Seago

1 Jan 2018 11:26:21 By Famous Galleries Art,

Well where has the year gone? I don't know about you but the year has totally flown by and soon we will be celebrating the arrival of 2018. I wonder what the New Year will bring? It is a great time to reflect. In doing so we ask ourselves about the highs and lows of the present year. The highs surely has to include our two nonogenarians who bought paintings this year, both lovely people and we do hope to see them again soon. Also on this list must include the large numbers of people who have purchased the work of Clive Madgwick this year. We have sold around 40 works since the turn of 2017 and they are still selling well. So a big thank you to all the Madgwick lovers out there. On the low side, I haven't been too well lately and have been into hospital. Not just any hospital, but the 'great Addenbrookes Hospital' They are fixing me up and so soon I hope this will become a high point for 2018! There aren't too many other low moments but I do find it exasperating when folk leave a review on trip advisor about our gallery. Firstly, we don't subscribe to tripadvisor, secondly we are not an attraction or a 'thing to do'. But nevertheless some people seem to think that leaving bad reviews is a necessity. One kind fellow suggested he would like my business to fail, well what a lovely thing to say. Another wrote 3 bad reviews in one day because he was so mad he had been refused entry. Oh dear, surely I must let in all the time wasters, rogues, vagabonds and nasty people to ruin each and every day according to him. Nope, that won't be happening, we only let in people with a purpose and those we want to. People with a real interest in buying quality art. It is our prerogative. We are a high quality gallery and it will stay that way. If we allow everybody to come in we will become a 'browsing shop for the general public' and that I am afraid is not what we are. I am personally looking forward to the New Year and may 2018 be happy and successful

29 Dec 2017 11:48:38 By Famous Galleries Art,

Our Christmas exhibition 'The Magic of Clive Madgwick at Christmas' continues until 21st December or until sold out. We still have 20 paintings remaining from the 34 paintings we had when the exhibition launched plus 5 new arrivals; 'Long Melford Green', Castle Coombe in The Cotswolds', 'Two pheasants at a Gate' (winter scene), 'Bluebell Woods', & an 'Autumn scene with a man and his dog'. We will also be opening late until 8.30pm on Friday 24th November along with The Hunter Gallery, The Jessica Muir Gallery & Lime Tree Gallery so for a real shopping experience and to see the latest Christmas art exhibitions....Long Melford is the place to be. With a great choice for evening dinner it is well worth the trip out! Why not come and take a look?

13 Nov 2017 07:41:45 By Famous Galleries Art,

The preview of our winter exhibition 'The Magic of Clive Madgwick at Christmas' is on next weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October from 11.00am till 6.30pm. For the best choice of 30 original works by this hugely popular Suffolk artist please don't be late. The exhibition continues until Thursday 21st December, with appointments preferable, or until sold out. With prices from under £1,000 up to £3,000 there is sure to be something to tempt you that will suit your pocket! Refreshments will be served so why not come along and see the largest live Clive Madgwick art exhibition for years in one of Long Melford's historic houses. Free entry and all welcome at the preview.

Long Melford Green & Holy Trinity Church by Clive Madgwick

20 Oct 2017 11:46:56 By Famous Galleries Art,

We are really pleased to advise that our gallery is now stocking a select number of quality 19th & 20th century French bronze sculptures. We have selected key sculptors' work including charming pieces by Hippolyte Moreau, Auguste Moreau, Pierre Louis Detrier, Henri Honore Ple & Edouard Drouot. For a full selection please visit our website at www.famousgalleries.co.uk and go to the sculpture section.

25 Sep 2017 12:52:37 By Famous Galleries Art,

Our Autumn Exhibition of fine paintings and sculpture is almost here! The preview is on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of September from 11.00am until 8.30pm and will continue until Saturday 30th September with appointments preferable. This exhibition will show 150 original paintings from 19th & 20th century artists and is a real must see for art connoisseurs & collectors alike. We have works by Sir Alfred Munnings, Edward Seago, Cecil Kennedy, Donald Grant, Edouard Cortes, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Antoine Blanchard, Antoine Bouvard, Charles Spencelayh, Sir John Arnesby Brown, Campbell Archibald Mellon, Ian Houston & Clive Madgwick to name just a few of the key artists. We have landscapes, cityscapes, coastal scenes, portraits, still life, in fact a real choice of subjects. For a selection of the very best works please come to the preview and doors open sharp at 11.00am on Saturday 9th September. Refreshments will be available. If you would like a personal viewing in advance just give us a call on 07572 903363. Look forward to seeing you on the day.

A Modest pension by Charles Spencelayh

31 Aug 2017 14:32:33 By Famous Galleries Art,
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