Item #133768 Three bookplates by Phillip Litchfield (one signed). Phillip LITCHFIELD.
Three bookplates by Phillip Litchfield (one signed)

Three bookplates by Phillip Litchfield (one signed)

Traces of prior mounting on the verso of two plates; overall, in excellent condition.

The three bookplates are for

1. Genevieve McLeod (Peake 3621; signed by the artist and dated 1924).

2. Phyllis Lynch (Peake 3313).

3. Frank E. Lane (Peake 3043). While Peake classifies these plates as woodcuts, he also notes that Litchfield routinely used scraperboard, which is the more likely medium here. Phillip Moore Litchfield (1900-1964) was a Sydney printmaker and cartoonist, and 'a prolific producer of bookplates in interwar Sydney. Although predominantly a woodcutter, he often substituted scraperboard for timber because it was quicker to work' (Joan Kerr in Design & Art Australia Online). He produced 'at least 45 plates between 1924 and 1930' (Peake, page 17).

Provenance: H.B. (Harry) Muir (1909-1992), bookseller, publisher and bookplate collector; by descent. [3 items].

Item #133768

Price (AUD): $180.00