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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1907 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    West, Joseph Walter R.W.S., born 1860 - died 1933 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Process engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Bookplate of Howard Wilford Bell depicting a young woman sat on the wheel of a bell reading a book. An owl is perched on top of the wheel whilst a cherub is climbing through its spokes.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)


1907 (printed)


West, Joseph Walter R.W.S., born 1860 - died 1933 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Process engraving on paper


Height: 3.625 in, Width: 2.625 in

Descriptive line

Print by Joseph Walter West, bookplate of Howard Wilford Bell, process engraving, Great Britain, 1907

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

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




Process engraving

Subjects depicted

Cherubs; Doves; Bookplate; Reading; Owl; Woman


Prints; Books


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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