‘The Toilet of Venus” completed in 1898. (Sold Bonhams London 308,686 pounds).
Professionally framed behind low reflective glass in a black wooden frame.
Measures: 36cm x 36cm
From a rare collection of vintage Black & White Photographs; the exquisite Cameo Glass object d’art of George Woodall (1850-1925) and his brother Thomas Woodall.
George Woodall, known as the ‘Rembrandt of Glass’ along with his brother at the Stourbridge glass works, produced intricately carved and time laborious Cameo glass. These works of art are now held in Galleries and private collections around the world and are highly coveted by glass collectors, fetching five figure sums at international auctions. It is easy to see why..this now lost art form, which took months and sometimes years to complete just one piece, are intricate and spell binding in their beauty.
George Woodall was also a keen photographer and left behind a unique record of his works and of life in the Wordsley area in the late 19th Century. Many of the black and white photographs are now held in family archives and are reproduced by David Whitehouse, glass expert and curator at The Corning Museum of Glass, England.