Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Hamilton College

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on off-white paper. The central feature is a framed roundel with a classical scene of an angel guiding a young boy in writing. Below the roundel, the title "Hamilton College" is prominently displayed. The roundel is encased in a decorative arch with intricate floral and acanthus leaf designs. Cherubic figures and a draped cloth adorn the lower section. The phrase "Ex-Libris" is in a circular emblem, flanked by two putti, at the base. A banner below states, "From the library of Hamilton B. Tompkins of the class of 1865."

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

5 x 3.5 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1036

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

4732 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1036

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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