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In looking back over the years that have passed, we are proud that our paintings have been exhibited in locations such as the the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Victoria and Albert in London, and countless other museums from our home in New Orleans, to Atlanta, Seattle and all of the fine cities in between.
Of course the result was that artists like Bouguereau, Gerome, Marshall, Stubbs, Tissot and more became million dollar household names at the top of auction houses in New York, London, Amsterdam and beyond.
It was never our intention to become the Gallery that made stars out of the 19th Century Academic Artists, but we know about the conservative mainstream. We were flattered that for hundreds of paintings, our expertise was boldly printed in auction catalogs across Europe as well as in the United States.
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Frederick Richard Pickersgill, R.A., "A Scene from The Faerie Queene by Edmond Spenser",
Oil on canvas, 42 x 60 ¼ inches, signed with initials, inscribed and dated, ‘FRP ARA/1848', lower right
Exhibited: London, Royal Academy, 1848, no. 515