Bookplate for Emma Chamberlayne
Late 1890s; signed.
Pen and pencil on paper.
Another of Gleeson White’s fruit-bearing designs, with vibrant twisting roots reinforcing the idea of vital growth and development. The whole is further animated by the swirling banner and all of the visual elements embody the motto: ‘Accomplish rather than be conspicuous’.
Reproduced with permission of the Gleeson White family. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Victorian Web, and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]