Try as we might to compare the two, modern artwork always falls short against the charm and tradition of the grand works created before the 19th Century and prior.
From Degas to Vermeer and many great names in between, Silhouette d’Art vases aim to capture the romance of the art of yesteryear. Created by John Beswick, famous English ceramic-makers since 1894, these vases are subtly shaped to suit the artwork they display – as well as any flowers you choose to place within.
Painted by Francis C.B. Cadell, the Lady In Black
features Bertha Hamilton Don-Wauchope - an Edinburgh model, dressed completely in black with a Japanese fan in her right hand. The distinctive mauve-coloured walls hint that the portrait was painted in the artist's studio in Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, while the bold colours and scarcely-visible brushstrokes marks Cadell's move away from his signature impressionistic, feathery style.
Cadell's famed portrait has been applied to this quality ceramic vase, detailed with a rim that subtly follows the lines of the woman’s hat. It’s beautiful as a gift, or as a statement piece in the home.
Francis C.B. Cadell Lady In Black Vase features:
- Designed in England.
- Made from ceramic.
- Adorned with artwork by Francis C.B. Cadell.
- Presented in a Silhouette d'Art gift box.
- Hand wash recommended.
Dimensions: 24.5cm (h) x 10.5cm (w).