Bertha Gabriella Casella (called Ella) 1853-1946

Wax plaque

Height: 10 ½ inches, width: 7 inches, depth: 1 ¼ inches

Exhibited Royal Academy, 1901, no. 1721

Private collection

According to the website at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, “Ella and her sister Nelia Casella were artists in wax and watercolour who exhibited at the Royal Academy and other galleries during the 1890s. Wax was a much easier material for women to sculpt than marble and the tradition of female wax modellers dates back to the early 18th century. ”

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