LADELL, Edward

1821 - 1886

Edward Ladell

Edward Ladell, was born at Hasketon, Suffolk on 12 April and baptised on 12 June 1821, son of Christmas Ladell (1792-1874) and his wife Mary née Birch who by 1841, had moved to Colchester, Essex where Christmas Ladell was a coachbuilder on East Hill. Edward originally followed in his father's trade and was basically a self taught artist who became recognised for his faithful depictions of arranged fruit and objects in his still-life paintings using the same articles over and over again, a wine glass, fruit, flowers, and sometimes a bird's nest, a casket, or carved mug and other objects, on a marble ledge draped with an oriental rug. His work was much sought after and often ensured flattering notices from the leading representative journals. He married a Colchester girl in 1848, 26 year old Julianna Roone and in 1861 they were living at 15 East Hill, Colchester but Julianna died later that year leaving a small daughter, Kate. He married again at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1878, 23 year old Ellen Maria Levett [Ladell q.v.], they also had one son, Kenwyn Ladell, born in Torquay, who in 1901 was a 21 year old railway clerk, boarding at 60 Mallinson Road, Battersea. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy 1856-1886 as well as at the British Institute and Suffolk Street. After a couple of years in Torquay, in 1879 they moved to Exeter, Devon. He was formerly of Dagmar Place, St Sidwells, Exeter and died at his home, 1 Prospect Park, St Sidwells, Exeter on 9 November 1886, being survived by his wife. His works can be found in museums in Bristol City Art Gallery; Colchester and Essex Museum; Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and in galleries in Harrogate; Reading and Sheffield.

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