Artist Ella Casella: A Renaissance Lady

Artist Ella Casella (1858-1946): A Renaissance Lady

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Ella Casella (1858-1946):
A Renaissance Lady
Framed (ref: 8454)

Titled on label to reverse
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm) diameter

See all works by Ella Casella carved/relief design sculpture allegory women WOMEN The Alan M. Fortunoff Collection



Provenance: The Fine Art Society 1984; The Fortunoff Collection

Exhibited; The Fine Art Society, 1984

Ella Casella (1858-1946) was born in Paddington, the sister of Louisa Cornelia (known as Nelia) Casella and together they studied under Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Fine Art during the early 1880's. She worked as a medal maker, sculptor, ceramist, illustrator and enameler and showed at the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society at Leeds City Art Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and Walker Art Gallery. 

In addition to making medals, the sisters contributed illustrations to books listed below. Examples of the Casella Sister's work are in the collection of the V&A. 

Literature; 
Dreams, Dances and Disappointments by Gertrude A. Konstam and illustrated by N Casella and E Casella. Published by Thos. de la Rue & Co, London, 1881.  

The Maypole by Gertrude A. Konstam and illustrated by N Casella and E Casella. Published by Thos. de la Rue & Co, London, 1882.  

The baby's "début" by J. Smith and illustrated by N Casella and E Casella. Published by Thos. de la Rue & Co, London, 1883.