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Reproduction Oil Painting of Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice.

This is just a quick post to show you a fabulous fine art reproduction that we’ve just finished of Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice.

Canaletto’s Grand Canal was actually sold at Christie’s London for £3,849,250 on December 2nd 2008.(If you’re interested in seeing more great masterpieces that were sold at auction and what they sold for, please click here)

A customer who just loved the Canaletto painting, asked us to paint a reproduction oil painting of it in its original dimensions. After 6 weeks, it’s now ready! Take a look. I’ve put a photo of the original painting of The Grand Canal, Venice there too, to enable you to compare and contrast.

Canaletto -The Grand Canal, Venice

The Original Canaletto, The Grand Canal, Venice.

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice

Canaletto - The Grand Canal, Venice, art reproduction by Fabulous Masterpieces

You can see there is so much detail in the painting that the artist had to replicate.  If you too have a favourite painting that you would like us to copy, please contact us or email us on: info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk.  To give you an idea of pricing, Canaletto’s The Grand Canal, Venice was painted in its original dimensions 47 cm x 78.2 cm and cost £395, which includes delivery and VAT.

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something, share your knowledge on Canaletto or ask a question concerning our art reproductions please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

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The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day by Bruegel the Elder

An unknown Bruegel masterpiece has recently been discovered in Spain.  Owners had brought the painting to Prado art restorers for restoration work when the restorer  discovered Bruegel’s signature. As they are only 40 Bruegel’s in the world, the discovery has created quite a stir in the art world. It’s also one of the largest Bruegel paintings measuring 148 cm x 271.5 cm! The Prado Museum has reportedly been negotiating to buy the painting offering up to 7 Million Euros for it.  Although, the market value of the painting is estimated at 25 million Euros.

Bruegel -The Wine of Saint Martin's Day

Bruegel - The Wine of Saint Martin's Day. Photo courtesy of Reuters

The painting by Bruegel the Elder (1525 -69), entitled The Wine of Saint Martin’s Day shows people celebrating the tasting of the first wine of the season at the festival of San Martin in the Netherlands.  Bruegel is renowned for his peasant and landscape scenes and is one of the greatest 16th century old masters.

Lover of Renaissance Paintings?

If you enjoy Renaissance paintings, please browse through the Fabulous Masterpieces’ Renaissance Paintings section.

Fabulous Masterpieces has painted a number of Bruegel fine art replicas, below is a fine art reproduction of Bruegel’s Netherlandish Proverbs, hand painted in oils onto canvas by a Fabulous Masterpieces artist.

Bruegel Netherlandish Proverbs by Fabulous Masterpieces

Bruegel Netherlandish Proverbs by Fabulous Masterpieces. Hand painted art reproduction painted onto canvas.

If you would like a quote for a Bruegel reproduction oil painting, please contact us. As with all our commissions, our Bruegel paintings are strictly made to measure, so you can choose to have your oil replica painted to the precise dimensions that is going to suit your wall space or existing frame.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something, share your knowledge on Bruegel or ask a question concerning our Bruegel art reproductions please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the premier UK art reproduction company, to learn more about us, please click here.

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Dog Portraits by Artists who only specialise in painting dogs!

This is just a quick post to show you a fabulous oil painting of Tilly the dog. I agree, I’m biased but so many people who have seen Tilly’s oil portrait have showered the painting with praise that I just have to show you.

Dog Photo

Photo of Tilly given to Fabulous Masterpieces' Dog Artist

Drum Roll Please…………….

Dog Portraits

Tilly's Portrait, hand painted in oils onto canvas by Fabulous Masterpieces. 30cm x 40cm £220

I think changing the background of the photo and having Tilly painted as if she was in the garden really makes this portrait. Notice how in the photo Tilly’s ear was chopped off and one of her paws also wasn’t captured on camera. The artist has painstakingly painted them in having studied a selection of other photos supplied to make sure he painted Tilly perfectly and that the owner would be over the moon!

If you would like to see other examples of Dog Portraits by Fabulous Masterpieces and prices please click here. Dog portraits start from £220, which includes VAT and P&P.

I hope you agree with me that Tilly’s dog portrait is a fab painting and if you have any questions please contact us or leave a comment!

Bye for now x

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Need Business Christmas Gift Ideas?

A luxurious and beautifully hand painted oil painting of the boss or your clients makes a truly special  and unique Christmas gift.

Fabulous Masterpieces has commissioned many portraits as Christmas gifts from companies and teams looking to give their boss and clients luxury Christmas presents.

We’ve had photos sent in from schools of their headmaster and have painted touching portraits that have been commissioned by the whole teaching staff as a joint Christmas gift. Oil paintings of chairmen, CEO’s, company directors and managers have all made the perfect business christmas gift.

Business Christmas Gift ideas

Email or post us a photograph

Business Christmas Gift Ideas

Oil portrait of the boss. Luxurious Christmas Gift Idea

Business Christmas Gift Ideas

Oil painting hand painted by Fabulous Masterpieces makes a special Christmas gift.

A one person portrait starts from £240, which includes VAT and delivery. To see a price list and more portrait examples, please click here.

Simply send us a photograph (by email or post) of the person(s) you would like to have painted with any instructions or ideas you may have and we’ll do the rest.

Please order by November 18th for a guaranteed Christmas delivery.

For more details please see the Commission a Portrait page.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us or leave a comment and we’ll get back to you straight away.

Bye for now

Anna x

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Christmas is coming! And if you’re looking for luxury Christmas gifts you’ve come to the right place!

As is undoubtedly obvious, portraits of family and friends that have been lovingly and quite often painstakingly hand-painted make the perfect luxury Christmas gift. Our luxurious portraits show that you have put time, effort and thought into what to get your loved ones, which in turn shows how much you care. All portraits are custom-made and hand-painted onto luxury duck cotton canvases (a type of linen) using premium Winsor & Newton Oils.

There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and we’re passionate about immortalising them in oils. Our portraits allow emotions, personalities and sentiments to shine through – creating memories that will last a lifetime. All you need to do is email or post us the photo that you want our artists to work from and we’ll do the rest!


Luxury Christmas Gifts – Suggestions for Mum & Dad

Over the past 3 Christmas’ we’ve had many children and siblings commission portraits of their parents or a portrait of the whole family together, making a really special and luxury Christmas gift.

luxury Christmas gifts

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Luxury Christmas Gifts

Luxurious Oil Painting by Fabulous Masterpieces. The Perfect gift for Christmas!


Photo of Dad

Photo of Dad

Luxurious Christmas Presents for Dad

Touching Oil Portrait of Dad by Fabulous Masterpieces makes a lovely & special Christmas present.

Also, if you’re thinking about something truly personalised and special, you might want to think about ancestral portraits. We’ve recently had a lot of requests for commissioning portraits of grand parents and also great great grand parents, which make very touching and luxurious Christmas gifts to give to your parents and of course grand-parents. We’re used to working with old black and white photos and transforming them into beautiful oil paintings.

Personalised Christmas Gifts

Old Ancestral Photo

Luxurious christmas Gifts

Beautiful Oil Portrait of the Great, Great, Grand parents. A Perfect Gift for Christmas


Ancestral portraits

Luxury Christmas Gift Portrait Prices – Delivery is free!

All Fabulous Masterpieces oil paintings are custom-made to your specifications and can be hand-painted to the exact dimensions that you require. To give you an idea of costs and popular sizes for our oil portraits please have a look at the table below. Delivery is free. To receive a quote for an alternative size simply email: portraits@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

All Prices include VAT, Packaging & Delivery.

Popular Sizes
1 Person in Portrait 2 People in Portrait 3 People in Portrait
30cm x 40cm £240 £295 £355
40cm x 50cm £260 £320 £380
50cm x 60cm £285 £345 £395
60cm x 76cm £320 £380 £440

To visit our website for more ideas please click here

If you have any questions please leave a comment or contact us.

For a guaranteed Christmas delivery, all portraits need to be ordered by November 18th.

Bye for now

Anna x

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Poussin’s Ordination is making headlines this week as it’s expected to sell at Christie’s for £20 Million when it goes under the hammer on December 7th 2010.  Christie’s will obviously be hoping for a repeat of last year’s Old Masters sale when a Raphael drawing sold for a staggering $47.9 Milliion dollars and a Self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for $33 Million.  The Rembrandt was actually snagged by casino mogul, Steve Wynn.

Poussin's Ordination

Poussin's Ordination

Why all the fuss?

Ordination painted in the 1630’s is actually part of a set of Poussin’s 7 Sacraments. And as part of a set, the selling off of “Ordination” is seen as diminishing the impact of the series by quite a few people. However, of the set of seven “Penance” was already destroyed in a fire, “Baptism” is in the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the other 5 are actually on loan to our very own National Gallery in London.

Speaking about Poussin….

We’ve actually just finished painting a fine art reproduction of Poussin’s The Arcadian Shepherds.  The original is in The Louvre.  If you like Poussin and would love to order a fine art reproduction of any of his paintings, please contact us via email on: tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk or call us on 020 8 354 9280

Poussin - The Arcadian Shepherds

Poussin - The Arcadian Shepherds by Fabulous Masterpieces. Hand-painted in oils onto canvas.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or contact us via email on info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

Fabulous Masterpieces is a genuine fine art reproduction company based in London, Uk. If you’re interested to learn more about us, please follow the link to the About us page on our website: http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/page2.htm

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Does Art Reproduction have a value?

Breughel - Flemish Proverbs

I get a lot of emails delivered into my inbox from people asking about art reproductions. What they are, the process, copyright questions etc, so I thought I’d do a series of posts on the most frequently asked questions I receive regarding art reproduction.  Funnily enough, a lot of emails have to do with valuations on art reproductions and if art reproduction has a value. This is an interesting question. Artists have been painting fine art reproductions of paintings for centuries. For example, Pieter Brueghel’s oldest son (Pieter Brueghel the Younger 1564 -1636) painted art reproductions of his father’s work. His art reproduction of his father’s painting ‘Flemish Proverbs’ just sold recently at Christie’s London for £1,721,250. If you’re talking in monetary terms if art reproduction has a value, then I think it does. I’ve had quite a lot of auction houses phone me up asking me to commission replicas of artists that they know are in vogue and are selling well as they know we’d all benefit from it. However, I think art reproduction has a higher value in making people happy. The testimonials we keep on receiving and from my own experience of walking into my house and seeing my favourite pieces of art gracing my walls makes me extremely happy and proud of my home. Try putting a value on that!

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or contact us via email on info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

Fabulous Masterpieces is a genuine fine art reproduction company based in London, Uk. If you’re interested to learn more about us, please follow the link to the About us page on our website: http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/page2.htm

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