Posted 2 years ago
This is the original artwork for a rather spectacular bookplate. I discovered it with a bundle of prints I had bought and it has inspired me to research the history of bookplates. I didn't realise there was even a Collectors Society for Bookplate enthusiasts. The young lady Elizabeth Le Roy Emmet was the great granddaughter of the founder of the White Star Steamboat Liners and lived in Kensington. It is dated 1901 by initials PSH who was obviously a talented artist as the detail is beautiful. However, I have failed in my attempts to find out any further information about Elizabeth or the Artist.