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Design
  • Design
    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873
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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (Designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Marbled paper on card with a leather spine

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:

    E.1136-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190

Physical description

Sketchbook covers, marbled brown and black with a dark red leather spine, the contents of which have been removed. The front cover opens to reveal trial 'MAR' monograms in pencil on the inside back cover.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

19th century (Designed)

Artist/maker

Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873

Materials and Techniques

Marbled paper on card with a leather spine

Marks and inscriptions

'Ann / Mary / MaryAnnf (sic) and Dale'
Top centre and right of the inside back cover; Handwriting; Pencil

'WHR'
Signature; Right side of the inside back cover; Handwriting; Pencil

'MAR' monograms
the inside back cover; Handwriting; Pencil

Dimensions

Height: 20.1 cm, Width: 16.9 cm

Object history note

These sketchbook covers are part of the W. Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997 / 1476:-
'It is extraordinarily rare to have this kind of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'

Descriptive line

Sketchbook covers with trial monograms in pencil on the inside back cover.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Houfe, Simon 'The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists'. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Baron Publishing, Antique Collectors' Club, revised 1981 437 p. ISBN 0902028731
Ball, Douglas 'Victorian Publishers' Bindings.' London: The Library Association, 1985. 90 p. and 155 p.
Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 223 p. ISBN 0859641392

Materials

Card; Leather

Techniques

Bound

Categories

Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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