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Postcard from Rutland: Visit us at The Chester Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair

If you didn’t get a chance to visit Gladwells Rutland when they exhibited at the Northern Antiques Fair in Yorkshire last week, you’ll be delighted to hear that we continue to rove round Britain! Our beautiful paintings and sculptures will be on display at The Chester Decorative, Antique and Art Fair between 7-9th October at Chester Racecourse, and we very much hope you can join us there.

The last six months have been busy for our Rutland team. As well as manning our gallery in Oakham, we’ve toured the country with stands at The Game Fair in Warwickshire, The Cotswolds Decorative Art Fair at Westonbirt and at our famous local event, The Burghley Horse Trials. Visitors to us at Chester will find the very best examples of artists including works by David Shepherd, George Charles Robin and sculpture by Nick Bibby.

Located on the first floor at Stand 34, we will feature a joyous painting by Fauvist Carlos Nadal (Spanish, 1917-1998). 'Fenêtre ouverte à Saint-Tropez' is a wonderful example of his work and inner 'joie de vivre'. Through his powerful use of colour, Nadal exhorts his viewers to “Look up and around, not down at the pavement!” Certainly, a sentiment we need to hold onto as Autumn draws in!

Also catching the eye of visitors to our stand will be Helen Bradley's 'Waiting at Liverpool to go to the Isle of Man' (British, 1900-1979). Helen Bradley's work is dearly loved for its delightful look at Edwardian life in the North during her childhood. In this painting, the activity of the dock in the foreground is filled with stevedores and passengers alike whilst in the background Liverpool itself is rendered in a dream-like haze, a technique much favoured by the artist.

If you would like a complimentary ticket to visit us at The Chester Fair, please email


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