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  • Design
    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873
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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and pencil on wove paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Small rectangular piece of cream-coloured wove paper on the front of which are three monograms in pen and ink and on the reverse are sketches in pencil.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)




Rogers, William Harry, born 1825 - died 1873 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and pencil on wove paper

Marks and inscriptions

Unknown; At the bottom left of the reverse of the sheet of paper.; Embossed


Height: 7.2 cm, Width: 5.8 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: This design is 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

Designs for monograms by William Harry Rogers. British. Pen and ink and pencil on wove paper. 1840-1849

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


Pen and ink; Wove paper; Pencil






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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