OUR SPIRITUAL HOME
"My father, the Gladwell family before him and Bill Patterson, laid the groundwork to create one of Britain's leading and most respected gallery"
OUR SPIRITUAL HOME
Gladwell & Patterson is an internationally renowned gallery with a proud history that can be traced back to the mid-18th century. Our focus is on fine oil paintings, watercolours and sculpture; from 19th and 20th century works to landscapes and portraits by leading artists practicing today. Our galleries deals only in works of art of the highest quality and condition and publish five exhibition catalogues each year.
Our flagship gallery is Gladwell & Patterson on London’s famous Beauchamp Place and we are proud to have recently opened Gladwells Rutland in the picturesque market town of Oakham. Behind our distinctive monochrome windows on Beauchamp Place Anthony Fuller, the gallery's owner, embodies the establishment’s calling. “My job,” he explains, “is to look around for beautiful things. Nothing gives me more pleasure than a great picture.” During the course of its 275-year history the gallery has enjoyed a long and distinguished reputation for discovering those “beautiful things”.
Whether buying a work from its present owner or placing it in a new home, Anthony and his colleagues rely on their expertise. “We never buy anything unless we like it, and we have touched it,” explains Anthony. His passion for pictures is an indicator as to why three or four generations of some families have come to Gladwell & Patterson for works of art. The same tradition is enjoyed in his own family. Anthony’s son, Glenn, and daughter, Cory, have taken the baton from their father and, together with the gallery team, helped to write the latest chapter in the firm’s history in opening of the Beauchamp Place rooms last spring.
The founding principles of Gladwell & Patterson are trust, integrity and, of course, a discerning love of art. All of our transactions reflect these values. We strive to create a blend of old and new, a balance that maintains the standards of yesteryear while embracing the excitement and pleasure of building an art collection today.
Our galleries are home to all aspects of art collecting. We will manage the restoration of pictures and oversee framing – using locally carved mouldings, some over two hundred years old – to present your pictures to their full potential.