Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Harvard College Library

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on cream paper, featuring a detailed image within a decorative border. The top portion displays the text "Harvard College Library" beneath a classic ornamental header with the word "VERITAS" inside a shield. The central image is a pastoral scene of a stately building, possibly a library, with figures in front and a flag atop, set against a cloudy sky. Sheep graze in the foreground. Below the scene, a shield bearing the motto "PRAESTO PRO PATRIA" is positioned above the inscription "IN MEMORY OF JOHN HAYS GARDINER CLASS OF 1885".

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 3.25 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1038

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

4360 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1038

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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