Artist's Biography & Works For Sale 

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 where he died on November 9th 1886.

His works can be found in museums at the Bristol City Art Gallery, the Colchester and Essex Museum, Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum and in galleries in Harrogate, Reading and Sheffield.

We also wish to purchase paintings by Edward Ladell, so if you have one to sell please contact us.