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Turn your Old Black & White Photos into Treasured Oil Paintings!

There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and Fabulous Masterpieces is passionate about immortalising them in oils. Our portraits allow emotions, personalities and sentiments to shine through – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The process of commissioning an ancestral portrait couldn’t be simpler.  Just send us a photograph or two of the subjects you would like to have painted, (either by email or post) and using that to work from, one of our professional portrait artists will hand paint you a beautiful oil portrait onto canvas.  We’re used to working with very old black and white photographs and have painted a plethora of beautiful ancestral portraits for people and their families to treasure. These ancestral portraits are usually then passed down to future generations.

Examples of Ancestral Portraits by Fabulous Masterpieces

Ancestral portraits

Old Black & White Photo

Ancestral Portrait

Ancestral Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

You might want to commission an ancestral portrait of your great great grandparents, like this customer did below.

ancestral portraits

Ancestral Portraits

Ancestral Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces, hand-painted in oils onto canvas.

The benefits of ordering an ancestral portrait with Fabulous Masterpieces

  • You can choose the exact dimensions of your portrait as all our canvases are made-to-measure.
  • You can even tell your artist to omit certain objects or background details in the photo if you do not want them painted into your ancestral  portrait.
  • If you want to commission a large ancestral portrait with several family members, we can work from several photographs.
  • You can choose to have your portrait painted in a style of your choosing.
  • Our ancestral portraits take between 4-6 weeks to complete & dry, before being safely delivered to you.
  • We deliver world-wide and delivery is free!
  • Finally, as you can see, if you would like your ancestral portrait painted with colour as opposed to commissioning a black and white ancestral oil painting we can do that for you too.

If you would like to commission an ancestral portrait, please contact us or email: tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

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Henri Stressor’s The Oyster Eater is in the news this month. It’s going up for auction in Paris with an asking price of 1.75 Million Euros!

The oyster eater by henri stresor

The Oyster Eater by Henri Stresor

The Oyster Eater used to be owned by Napoleon’s uncle, Cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763-1839) and is being shown by Bernheimer-Colnaghi at the XXVth Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris from 15 to 22 September 2010.

Not much is known about the artist Henri Stressor apart from the fact he painted several portraits of Louis XIV and the Parisian aristocracy.

If you like the The Oyster Eater and don’t have a spare 1.75 Million Euros to buy it, you can of course always purchase an art reproduction of it. Original dimensions of the painting measure 107cm x 89 cm.

Please contact: info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

To see further examples of our fine art reproductions please follow the link http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk/page24.htm

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