Size: Frame 19 x 14 cm, design inside mount 3.3 x 7.1 cm
Florence Camm was the daughter of T W Camm, and took over management of his stained glass window firm, T W Camm of Smethwick Birmingham, on his death in 1912. She continued to run the firm as principal designer until her own death in 1960. Camm attended the King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls and later took classes at the Birmingham Municipal School of Art, between 1892 and 1912. She learned the technique of stained glass making from prominent stained glass artist, Henry Payne. Camm won numerous prizes for her drawings, stained glass designs and metalwork. She exhibited her work in national and international exhibitions.
This delightful litte design, in watercolour with ink representing the leadings, is numbered 10643, which allows it to be dated to about 1915. It shows children sitting on some stairs with a young boy sliding down the handrail. The whole design, including the stair post, is very Arts and Crafts. The design is well finished and pasted onto the sample book card used by the firm. Possibly it was for a nursery window or a stairwell.
The picture is in excellent condition and the mount and frame are new.