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Richardson Paintings’ discreet service reduces the impact of having to sell a precious painting by having it replicated, in the traditional manner, to a very high standard

In these uncertain times with redundancies and the plummeting pound, finding funds to keep the children in their schools, pay the mortgage, prop up a business and ease cash flow problems may be proving more difficult. Selling an heirloom or old family painting may become an option not considered before. However, what should hang in its place? Richardson Paintings’ discreet service reduces the impact of having to sell a precious painting by having it replicated, in the traditional manner, to a very high standard, so that people can still enjoy their painting, even after selling the original.

Tony Richardson formed Richardson Paintings in 1991 to provide a service to people wishing to pass on their valuable paintings to their heirs and children without incurring inheritance tax or losing the enjoyment of them and leaving a large gap on their wall. Richardson Paintings’ service is of such a high standard that Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s auctioneers in London recommend them to their clients wishing to have copies of their original paintings, which they are selling at auction.

In 1996, Tony’s son Oliver joined the business during which time they have built up a stable of 75 fine artists, based all over the world, who can paint the various styles required and a vast stock of paintings. Not only can Richardson Paintings organise for one of their talented artists to paint an oil painting, for a fraction of the cost, to hang in place of the original, but there should no longer be the additional costs of high insurance and security problems.

“When finances are stretched, we hope we can help ease the disappointment at having to sell an old favourite,” explains Oliver Richardson. “We are not attempting to fake or forge the paintings we replicate for our clients. Our paintings are undertaken by extremely skilled artists, many of whom are selling artists in their own right. We take a great deal of care to ensure that we match the skills of the artist to the painting required.”

Richardson Paintings Ltd
Unit 2 The Old Dairy
Greys Green Farm
Rotherfield Greys
Oxon RG9 4QG
Telephone: +44 (0)1491 629 549

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Notes to editors:

Richardson Paintings is exhibiting at Decorex09 (stand E177) at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London from Sunday 27th until Wednesday 30th September 2009.

In 2008, the Duke of Bedford gave Richardson Paintings permission to photograph the paintings at Woburn Abbey specifically for the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket to have replicas to hang on their walls. The Duke himself also requested a replica of his favourite hunting scene, “A Hawking Party” painted by Paulus Potter in 1653, to hang in his new home on the Woburn estate.

In recent years, Richardson Paintings has expanded its service offering paintings for sale, now appealing to a wider audience including hotels, interior designers and Harrods, as well as members of the public.

Commissions undertaken - anything from old masters to a particular favourite in a museum, subject to copyright.

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