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  • Place of origin:

    USA (printed)

  • Date:

    1896 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    French, Edwin Davis, born 1851 - died 1906 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr. J. W. Walker

  • Museum number:

    E.2512-1928

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Bookplate of the John Crerar Library in Chicago. A portrait of John Crerar is depicted at the centre surrounded by unravelled scrolls of paper, interspersed with an array of leaves, reading 'GREAT / IS / THE GIFT / THAT / BRINGETH / KNOWLEDGE.' Below the portrait is a shelf of books, one of which is open, and beneath this is a panel reading 'THE JOHN CRERAR / LIBRARY CHICAGO / 1894'.

Place of Origin

USA (printed)

Date

1896 (printed)

Artist/maker

French, Edwin Davis, born 1851 - died 1906 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'E. D. French sc. 1896.'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 3.625 in engraved surface, Width: 2.6875 in engraved surface

Descriptive line

Print by Edward Davis French, bookplate of the John Crerar Library in Chicago, etching, USA, 1896

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Categories

Prints; Books; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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