Edward Ladell (Colchester 1821-1886)
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE FAIRLIE HOPKIN
Edward Ladell (Colchester 1821-1886)

Carnations and roses in a glass vase on a ledge with plums, raspberries, gooseberries, and a birds nest with eggs

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Edward Ladell (Colchester 1821-1886)
Carnations and roses in a glass vase on a ledge with plums, raspberries, gooseberries, and a birds nest with eggs
signed with monogram 'EL' (linked, on the ledge, lower left)
oil on canvas
19 ½ x 15 ½ in. (49.5 x 39.4 cm.)

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From the estate of Miss Fairlie Edith Mary Hopkin (1915-2015), legal secretary and personal assistant to Sir George Allen since 1930 when he founded Allen & Overy solicitors in London. Sir George was private solicitor to King Edward VIII and, along with Churchill and eaverbrook, was instrumental in persuading the King to address the nation directly during the abdication crisis in 1936 - later becoming the Duke of Windsor. Upon Sir George’s death in 1956, Fairlie received a telegram ‘We are distressed over Sir George’s death and send you our sympathy and understanding at this sad time - Duke and Duchess of Windsor’
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