Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Winward Prescott Harvard University

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper represents the historic buildings of Harvard University. The top banner includes the motto "VERITAS" within a crest. Below, an etching shows a lively scene of the university's campus with figures and horse-drawn carriages, suggesting its vibrant academic life. The caption "WINWARD.PRESCOTT HARVARD.UNIVERSITY" is prominently displayed, along with "A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England". The words "Working Library" are inscribed in an empty ribbon.

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

3.75 x 3 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1024

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

2023-12-12

Image Format

image/tif

Image File Size

2849 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1024

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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