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Bookplate - ‘Ex Libris Edwin Jewell’

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Art Collection Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria

A nude woman with red hair and pig tails reads a book whist standing on a cloud
13.0 cm x 7.5 cm (print), 14.5 cm x 10.0 cm (sheet)
Object Registration
bookplate, printmaking, australian bookplate design award, keith wingrove memorial trust, life drawing
Historical information
After a quiet period, interest in bookplates in Australia began to increase in the early 1970s, Entrepreneurial art and book collectors such as Edwin Jewell and others commissioned multiple Bookplate designs from a range of well known fine artists. At a 1997 meeting in Melbourne of the Ephemera Society of Australia Edwin Jewell and others announced the formation of the Australian Bookplate Society. The society was instrumental in promoting the art of the bookplate through establishment of the Australian Bookplate Design competition.
Last updated
17 Aug 2016 at 1:49PM