Origin of Painting

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Object Name: 
Plaque
Title: 
Origin of Painting
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
89.2.15
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 25.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1884
Credit Line: 
Gift of Juliette K. Rakow in memory of Leonard S. Rakow
Primary Description: 
Opaque white, brownish-amethyst, lead glasses; blown, overlaid, etched, cameo-carved. Shallow, circular shape; with upcurved sides; overlaid white on amethyst, cameo-carved to create a scene of a partly-draped young man seated on a block, with one foot raised on a separate block, a partly-draped woman leans over his back, reaching forward to trace his shadow on a wall, while a winged putto assists her, holding a torch behind her back; a draped table at the right with an urn, a hanging lamp above it; a masonry wall at the left, and square block pavement below; at the bottom, a formal palmette motif; incised signature at the right, "G. Woodall / 1884"; back polished.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Rakow, Dr. Leonard S., Former Collection
Rakow, Mrs. Leonard S. (d. 1992), Former Collection
1989-06-07
Inscription: 
G. Woodall, 1884
Signature and date
English Cameo Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1994) illustrated, pp. 38, 61, fig. 33; BIB# 35913
Dema Glass (1976-02-01) p. 3;