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Print - Bookplate of John & Kathleen Ogilvy
  • Bookplate of John & Kathleen Ogilvy
    Phillips Barrett, W.
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Bookplate of John & Kathleen Ogilvy

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1904 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Phillips Barrett, W.

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. Norman Meredith

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf A, box 114A

Physical description

Bookplate of John & Kathleen Ogilvy, inscribed with the engraver's initials and date 'Inv. W.P.B. 1904'. The plate features a large detached house with the inscription 'Home Is Home, Be It Ever So Homely' at the top, a border of roses around the edge and an open book displaying a portrait of someone in profile with a musical score in the bottom right hand corner.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1904 (made)


Phillips Barrett, W.

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inv. W.P.B. 1904

Home Is Home, Be It Ever So Homely


Height: 3.25 in, Width: 3 in

Descriptive line

Engraved bookplate of John & Kathleen Ogilvy, signed and dated Inv. W.P.B. 1904.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.





Subjects depicted

Country house; Home


Prints; Books


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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