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Hi Everyone,

I thought I’d show you some recent examples of a new art reproduction artist that we’re just put onto our books. Everyone meet Esther and her paintings.

This is Esther’s art reproduction of a Caravaggio painting alongside the original for you to compare and contrast. Caravaggio’s painting is entitled Saint Jerome and was thought to have been painted in 1605-6. It is now located in Galleria Borghese in Rome. To persuade you to commission a painting by Esther, she is offering you to paint you a reproduction oil painting  at 40% off the normal prices on the Fabulous Masterpieces website! A blinding deal. If you want to take advantage of this introductory offer from Esther, simply contact us with the name and title of the painting you’re after and mention that you would like Esther to paint it for you.

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The Saint Jerome replica painting is on the top, original on the bottom. Obviously the Fab Masterpieces watermark is not on the actual oil painting. Receiving 40% off this painting or any other painting you love with Esther represents great value for money!

 Second Example

Esther’s reproduction of a Klimt oil painting. Her art reproduction is on top, the original below.

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Esther's replica of a Klimt painting alongside the original for you to compare it to. Again our watermark will not be painted onto your actual painting.

Third Example

Gustave Caillebotte’s Oarsmen

Gustav Caillebotte Oarsmen

Esther's reproduction oil painting of Gustave Caillebotte's Oarsmen. Her art reproduction is on top, the original below. Again the actual watermark will not be painted onto your painting.

Fourth Example

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Esther's reproduction oil painting is on top, the original below. Again the actual watermark will not be painted onto your painting.

Special 40% off deal!

Do you like what you see? If you would like to commission a fine art reproduction of your favourite painting with Esther and receive a staggering 40% off then please contact us or email Tim directly on tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. Please remember to ask for Esther when contacting us.

Have a question?

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

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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Beautiful Anne Boleyn Portrait

Anne Boleyn (c.1501/07 – 1536) was the second wife of King Henry VIII of England and was queen consort from 1533 until 1536. Anne Boleyn was also the first English queen to be publicly executed.  Whether you view her as a victim of a tyrannical king or an ambitious manipulator it’s fair to say that even 500 years on we’re still intrigued and fascinated with her.

A few months ago we were given the task of commissioning an oil replica of Anne Boleyn by an unknown artist. The small image of Anne is what the customer emailed over to us and the oil painting of Anne Boleyn below her is our oil replica.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn - Original Painting (c. 1534)

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn - Oil Replica by Fabulous Masterpieces

Fabulous Masterpieces works with some excellent framers. This frame was hand-made and painted black with a gold leaf inner.

Fine Art Reproduction of Anne Boleyn

Fine Art Reproduction of Anne Boleyn, framed and securely packaged ready to deliver by Fabulous Masterpieces

Anne Boleyn Portrait

Back of the Anne Boleyn Framed Replica Oil Painting. Artist has signed his name.

If you would like to view our short clip on our Anne Boleyn oil replica please click on the link.

Anne Boleyn Clip

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil paintings 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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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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How to tell if art is a reproduction

1. Archival Evidence

Research Research Research…..

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Archival Evidence

Doing some research and getting your hands on documents that provide information about the painting or its earliest owners is clearly a good step in assessing if the painting you have or are looking to buy is an original or an art reproduction. Having information about how your painting was made and the historical and artistic context in which it was created will really be able to help you.

2. Scientific Investigation

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Scientific Examinations

If you look at your painting, try and think: “Is the appearance, texture and pattern consistent with the artwork’s proposed age”? The back and sides of a painting are also good sources of information and can tell professionals about dating and provenance and even geographic origin of the painting in question. Scientific techniques such as X-radiography and infrared radiation can also help.

3. Art Knowledge

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Knowledge is Power

Having knowledge of historic techniques is also very helpful in discerning whether you have an original painting or an art reproduction. For example, with Renaissance paintings the majority were painted on panels. So knowing that before the 18th century, wood panels used for painting were finished by hand  (the backs of the paintings can still exhibit traces of tools that were used to work the wood), as opposed to after the 18th century when  machine sawn panels were used; already gives you an indication of when the painting was produced.

4. Labels

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Most canvases and panels used for painting were prepared by specialist craftsmen as opposed to the actual artist and occasionally have labels or markings that identify the maker. To give you an example, wood panels produced in Brussels were frequently branded with the mark of the panel maker and city’s insignia, which can help you verify geographic origin and a rough date.

5. Colours

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Colours

In any given era, artists have a common range of pigments at their disposal. And it is the method of using these pigments mixtures and applying paint that experts can observe differences between periods within the era .  A coloured ground in your  painting can determine your painting’s approximate date – If you think you have a have a fifteenth century painting for example, experts could tell if a pigment in it was a 21st century synthetic pigment and therefore it’s a pretty straight forward way to detect whether your painting is an original or art reproduction.

Are you interested in purchasing an art reproduction?

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If you would like some more  information on art replicas please visit the art reproduction page. Likewise, if you have a question or something to share please contact us or leave a comment.

Bye for now x

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If you enjoy art and the finer things in life, then you’ll love having reproduction oil paintings in your home!

What are reproduction oil paintings?

Reproduction Oil Paintings

In today’s market, there are many types of wall décor available for you to furnish your walls. Ranging from photographs and mirrors to prints and posters of scenes that you admire and love. Now, just think, instead of buying a poster or giclee print from a shop on the high street or art gallery gift shop, it is becoming increasingly more popular to commission reproduction oil paintings of scenes and landscapes of famous paintings that you adore. Admirer of Turner or Monet’s water lilies, perhaps van Gogh’s Almond Blossom is what you find really special?! Well forget buying the prints, if you’re looking for something really special, order oil painting reproductions of your favourite paintings.

Reproduction oil paintings, otherwise known as art replicas, fine art reproduction, art copies, are just that – they are copies of usually famous paintings that are hand-painted by a professional artist. A lot of art reproduction companies make the claim that their reproduction oil paintings are “museum quality”, without substantiating the claim. Fabulous Masterpieces does, but for the reason that our reproduction oil paintings are actually museums, if you’re interested to learn more, please take a look at our website to read more about museum quality oil painting reproductions.

Who buys reproduction oil paintings?

Reproduction Oil Paintings

A lot of people actually, not just from the UK. We’ve delivered reproduction oil paintings to the USA, Australia, Dubai, Argentina, Moscow, France, Switzerland, Holland, Norway and Greece! These people range from being:

  • Period homeowners who need period style reproduction oil paintings such as constables, Gainsborough’s and Turner’s.
  • Museums
  • Owners of original paintings who need reproduction oil paintings for security and insurance reasons.
  • Art lovers
  • People who just want something a bit more special than a print in their home.
  • Interior designers
  • New homeowners – A major reason, they tell us is that their new home has big blank walls and they can commission reproduction oil paintings made-to-measure from us to fit any dimensions that they need.
  • People who suffer from blank-wall syndrome!

Why do people buy reproduction oil paintings?

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Buyer looking at reproduction oil paintings by Fabulous Masterpieces

The majority of people who come to us and buy reproduction oil paintings are simply looking for something a bit more special than the usual print, which can be found in Ikea or the high street. They are people who care about the appearance of their homes and prefer to have custom-made oil paintings on the walls of art that they love. When you visit an exhibition at a gallery and spot a painting that wows you and moves you, it changes your mood, it uplifts you. Now imagine if you could transform your walls and experience the feelings of seeing your favourite pieces of art every day. This is one of the main reasons why people buy reproduction oil paintings from us.

Would you like to learn more?

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Would You Like To Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about Fabulous Masterpieces please visit the Fabulous Masterpieces’ Website. If you’d like to commission your favourite oil painting reproductions, please do get in touch and contact Tim Bertram tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. We’ve been painting oil painting reproductions for the last 3 years for everybody from Lords & Ladies, museums, companies and private individuals and we would love to paint a reproduction for you of your favourite piece of art. for more information on Reproduction Oil Paintings follow this link http://hubpages.com/hub/Reproduction-Oil-Paintings-UK

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If you’re thinking about commissioning a fine art reproduction of an oil painting that you love there are some things that you need to look out for when browsing art reproduction websites.

1. Is there a postal address but more importantly a phone number that you can call that is clearly visible on their website?


If your art reproduction company is reputable they will have a phone number clearly displayed. I would strongly recommend avoiding companies that don’t. We have heard several horror stories from new customers who originally bought an art reproduction from a website with no address or phone number displayed and when problems arose such as a poor quality painting or the painting was damaged in transit etc there was nobody that they could call to talk to. Emails suddenly went unanswered and as there was no phone number listed to call or address shown, nothing could be done, resulting in people being left with an unsatisfactory painting that they could never display and money being thrown down the drain.  The lesson to learn here is make sure contact details are visibly displayed and better still call your chosen art reproduction company before ordering to talk through any concerns that you may have.

2. Does the art reproduction company comply with copyright law?

Van Gogh's Starry Night by Fabulous Masterpieces

I cannot tell you how many companies I have seen online that are offering customers the chance to buy copies of masterpieces that are still covered by copyright, and therefore illegal. These businesses know it too! Usually, these are the art replica companies that will not display a number or address so there is no way the authorities or DACS (the Design and Artists Copyright Society) would be able to prosecute them. Just so you know, in a nutshell any painting can be copied if the artist has been dead for 70 years. That means, any artist who has died prior to 1st January 1940 is perfectly legal to replicate (apart from the extremely  rare occasions whereby the estate of the late artist has successfully extended copyright). However, if you see a website offering to paint you a Rothko, Matisse or a Picasso (he died in 1973) for example, this is in breach of copyright law. And as for artists that are still alive, that is a huge no no. Yes, I know it’s annoying! Your favourite artist might be Picasso or Freud but do you really want to deal with an art reproduction company that is painting copies illegally? What will you do if there is a problem with your painting? The lesson to learn here is to deal with reputable art companies who comply with copyright law. Remember an artist needs to be dead for 70 years before you can legally commission a painting by him or her.

3. Does your art reproduction company have examples of their work shown on their website?

Charles Fortune's Mending Nets by Fabulous Masterpieces

Art Reproduction of Charles Fortune's Mending Nets by Fabulous Masterpieces

This is quite important as art reproduction is all about quality. For example on the Fabulous Masterpieces website there is a compare and contrast section, allowing people to compare the art reproductions to the original painting. There are also photos of Fabulous Masterpieces’ paintings in situ, which again shows people the quality that they can expect. The lesson to learn here is since just about all art reproduction companies are run solely online, you need to try and see as many examples of their paintings as you can, so you can make a judgement if the quality of their oil paintings is right for you. A lot of companies also make the claim that their art reproductions are “museum quality“! It’s true, Fabulous Masterpieces does make this claim, but we make that claim because museums commission our art reproductions due to their high quality. Do museums commission reproductions from your chosen art company, or is the claim simply hype? Whatever art company you decide to order from, just make sure you are happy with the quality of their work as when you receive your painting you want to not only enjoy it but be proud to display it in your home.

4.  Don’t pay peanuts but don’t pay over the odds.


When it comes to pricing, just do a Google search and you’ll see that prices for art reproductions can vary astonishingly. I once saw a reproduction oil painting of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers sold for £20 on ebay. £20! I was so amazed that I spent £20 of my hard earned money to see what a £20 replica oil painting would look like.  Well, it wouldn’t take Einstein to guess that the painting was dreadful.  It looked like something a 6 year old might paint and the smell was horrendous.  I have no idea what poor quality, cheap oils they used but it was not good. At the same time, I have seen art reproductions online starting from £1,500.  From a young age, we are told that we get what we pay for but £1500 for a standard size oil painting copy (50cm x 60cm) is extortionate.  Remember, this is not appreciable art, it is decorative art.  The lesson to learn here is shop around, make sure the quality of your oil painting justifies the price and very importantly, that you are getting good value for your money.

5. Will your art reproduction company post negative reviews as well as good on their website?


If you want to book a hotel, what do you do? Just about everybody I know goes onto Trip Adviser to read genuine reviews by people on their hotel experience to help them make an informed decision on what hotel they should stay with. If your art reproduction company does not have any testimonials posted on their website, then be careful, as you would have to ask, why? Aren’t any of their customers happy with their art reproductions? Secondly, does their website allow you to post not just good reviews but negative comments, or do they screen the reviews submitted and just post positive testimonials. You need to be wary if the reviews you are reading are all one sided and therefore not giving you an honest picture of the art reproduction company you are ordering from.

To give you an example of what to look out for, at Fabulous Masterpieces people can post reviews on an external site, the link of which is on the Fabulous Masterpieces website allowing people to read and review us. Whether positive or negative, all comments are posted, allowing you, the perspective customer to make an informed decision.  The lesson to learn here is making sure you are getting all the information, not just the biased bits.  Type the name of the art reproduction company into Google and see what people have said about them on forums or review websites. It pays to do research.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or contact us via email: info@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk or call us on: +44 (0)20 8354 9280.  Alternatively, visit our art reproduction website Fabulous Masterpieces by following the link. http://www.fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk 

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