An English tile picture: Angel<BR />Charlotte E. Babb <BR />late 19th century
Lot 1037W
An English tile picture: Angel
Charlotte E. Babb
late 19th century
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
amended
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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)

Footnotes

  • This tile picture may have been displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago of 1893, as C.E. Babb is listed for Enamel Tile Painting; Angel in the Official Catalogue of the British Section, Royal Commission for the Chicago Exhibition, 1893. Her work is also listed in The Year's art as exhibiting at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery in 1891.

Saleroom notices

  • Tiles marked MINTON TILE WORKS, TRENT ON STOKE.
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