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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    16/09/1848 (Designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink 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, box A

Physical description

Three designs of tobacco pipe bowls arranged with the largest design, of the profile view of a pipe bowl, at the bottom of the page above which is another profile view with tassels hanging from the pipe-stem, the top design shows a tobacco pipe bowl surmounted by a cherub. The designs are on cream-coloured paper attached to a thin card support.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


16/09/1848 (Designed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on wove paper

Marks and inscriptions

'WHRogers / invt ,, / & / delt ,,} / Sept. 16 . 1848.'
invenit = designed
delinit = drew
Signature; date; Latin; In bottom left and top right corners.; Handwriting; Ink


Height: 23.4 cm, Width: 17.7 cm

Descriptive line

Designs for tobacco pipe bowls by William Harry Rogers. British. Pen and ink on wove paper. 1848

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
Engen, Rodney K. 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers'. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1985. 223 p. ISBN 0859641392


Pen and ink; Wove paper



Subjects depicted

Tobacco pipe bowls




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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