Cleopatra [art original].

Cleopatra [art original].

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Woodall, George, 1850-1925.
[ca. 1880]
1 art original : graphite on paper ; 43 x 45 cm.
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Unit 14, Drawer 9
Pencil sketch for a circular cameo plaque.
Formerly in the collections of Alice Woodall and Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Rakow.
Published in Cameo glass : masterpieces from 2000 years of glassmaking, by Sidney Goldstein (CMOG, 1982, p. 128, no. 149).
Published in English cameo glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, by David Whitehouse (CMOG, 1994, fig. 5, p. 12).
Accompanied by a certified statement by Geoffrey Beard dated May 5, 1971 which state that according to Woodall's daughter Miss B.M.A. Woodall, that as far as she knew, this is his only known drawing for a large figure-plaque. Woodall's normal practice was to draw straight on the blank.
Published in Nineteenth century cameo glass, by Geoffrey W. Beard (Ceramic Book Co., 1956, plate 11, fig. 43).
When the Rakow Library received the drawing, it was framed. According to English cameo glass, by Ray and Lee Grover, the plaque (ware W3930) is dated 11th March 1896 in the Price book of Thomas Webb & Sons. The plaque is on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum.