Artist/Designer

Webb, Margaret Ely

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Commissioned for

Vivienne Mackenzie Webb

Signed

Yes

Description

A pictorial bookplate in black ink on light sepia tinted paper. A woman is walking while holding a young child's hand twards a staircase. On the staircase there is another young child sitting and reading a book but they are looking up at the woman. The child holding the woman's hand is holding a lantern. Bordering the illustration on the left, top, and right side is a thin tree. There is one on each side that connect at the top. The ends of the tree trunks have hearts at the bottom. There are also birds sitting on the tree branches. At the top of the illustration under the tree hedge "The stairs of dream that creep unto the secret stars" is written. Towards the bottom of the illustration there is a banner that goes across with "VIVIENNE MACKENZIE WEBB" written in it.

Condition

Affixed on card stock

Bookplate Function

Ownership

Object Type

Bookplate

Language

English

Date or Era

20th Century

Object Size

5 x 3.25 in.

Bookplate Collection Number

BA1207

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

2024-02-19

Image Format

image/jpeg

Image File Size

484 KB

Image File Location

Cop-Darc

Repository

Special Collections, Copley Library, University of San Diego

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