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Title

Bookplate of Blanche Milligan


Artist

Lionel Lindsay

Australia

18 Oct 1874 - 22 May 1961


About

'She (Blanche Milligan) got me to do it for 6 pounds and gave me plenty of trouble and I thought as she was a nurse I would not charge her a fair price (for I designed two other ideas). Then she told me after I had made another detailed plate for her friend, that she had paid an English engraver 100 pound for a plate of three cupids borrowed from Rubens. That I had been badly diddled-and it sickened me of making any more book plates. First the fact that you cannot penetrate the idea the applicant has and if your design will suit led to waste of time and they never paid for designs.' (Letter from Lionel Lindsay to Harry Chaplin, 9 July 1958, pasted into the front of the volume of Lionel Lindsay bookplates)


Details


Date

Jun 1912


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, printed on paper


Dimensions

4 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.


Credit

Gift of Blanche Milligan 1929


Location

Not on display


Accession number

3289


Artist information

Lionel Lindsay

Works in the collection

262