Bookplate by Gimson
Designed by Ernest Gimson for his brother Sydney Ansell Gimson.
Art work details
- Year of production :
- Drawings and Designs
- Dimensions :
- Image: H. 6.5cm; W. 6.5cm
- Credit Line :
- Presented by Mrs C. Bramley in 1962
The bookplate is among very few two-dimensional designs by Gimson for printing on paper.
Gimson produced two initial designs for his brother, Sydney Ansell Gimson. He found it a difficult commission, writing to his brother on 9 March 1898:
‘I have done what I can with the book plates and send you the results. They are neither if them satisfactory . . . I don’t understand designing for reduction. And it would require a more microscopic eye than mine to draw it real size.’
The book plates were used on books in Sydney Gimson’s library.