Artist/Designer

John William Jameson

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Commissioned for

Elizabeth Watson Diamond

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate on white paper with black ink for Elizabeth Watson Diamond. "Ex-Libris" is used to show who the book owner is. There is a naked woman on her knees drinking water out of her hand from a small hole that is surrounded by leaves and flowers. Behind the woman is another person fully dressed holding a bag on one shoulder and holding her other hand out to the woman on the ground. There is also a horse with standing next to the clothed person. Under the illustration is a quote "One moment of the well of life to taste." On the bottom left corner of the bookplate is a small drawing of a horse head. On the bottom right corner of the bookplate are three camels walking in the desert away from the sun with a quote "Starts for the dawn of nothing."

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English and Latin

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

8 x 6 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA631

Subject

Bookplate designers

Subject

Bookplates--Specimens

Subject

Books—Owners’ marks

Part of

Bookplate Collection of Christine Price

Donor

Christine Price

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2023-10-10

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

617 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Jameson, John William\TIF images\BA631.tif

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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