Property of various owners
An English tile picture: Angel
Charlotte E. Babb
late 19th century
Composed of thirty 6-inch square tiles depicting a haloed angel with flame like wings, standing serenely before a trefoil arch, inscribed in Gothic lettering with verse by John Milton: THEY ALSO SERVE WHO ONLY STAND AND WAIT, signed and indistinctly dated lower left Charlotte E. Babb ..., housed within a parcel gilt ebonized wood framed inscribed ENAMEL TILE PAINTING/ CHARLOTTE E. BABB, reverse with paper label hand inscribed 1./ Enamel Tile Painting/ "Angel"/ designed & executed by/ Charlotte E. Babb/ Ivy House/ 87. High Street/ Clapham/ S.W.
framed 65 x 22 1/4in (165 x 56.5cm)
- Tiles marked MINTON TILE WORKS, TRENT ON STOKE.