Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Boston Public Library

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper for the Boston Public Library. It features a central oval frame with a portrait of Robert Charles Billings. The frame is set within an architectural structure and is adorned with a floral garland. The text "FROM THE INCOME OF THE ROBERT CHARLES BILLINGS FUND" is inscribed below the portrait. At the top, the bookplate is labeled with "No." followed by a space presumably for a number, and the library's name is below. The artist's initials "S.L.S." and the date "MAY 1903" are located at the bottom.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Bookplate Type

Pictorial

Language

English

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

5.5 x 3.5 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1034

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

5077 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1034

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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