Artist/Designer

Smith, Sidney Lawton

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Commissioned for

Glara Erksine Clement

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on white paper, depicting an ethereal winged figure, possibly an angel or muse, flowing out of the open chest on the ground. The figure is reaching towards an open chest with the text "HOPE CLEMENT" above it. The ornate frame around the image features floral and foliate motifs, with "CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT" printed at the bottom, alluding to the owner of the bookplate. The artist’s signature "S.L.S. 1899" is visible in the lower right corner.

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

4.5 x 3.25 in

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1015

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

3803 KB

Image File Location

S:\Bookplates\Smith, Sidney Lawton\TIF Images\BA1015

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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