Ceiling Panel

Ceiling Panel

Helen Langley

c. 1899

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1898

Text and scan by George P. Landow 2007.

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According to The Studio, "Miss Helen Langley's ceiling panel was modelled for Mr. T. E. Collcutt, for the house of one of his clients, as was also a frieze to accompany the former decoration. Both were exhibnited at the Royal Academy in 1898. A pair of cocactoos are introduced into the corner space, while the panel, a graceful and pleasing compositionm depicts two winged children, the one playing upon a horn, and the other holding a scroll of music. To the Arts and Crafts exhibition of the succeeding year Miss Langley contributed a replica of the frieze, coloured, with background gilt. The subject, in harmony with that of the ceiling, is a group of five children."