Item #134467 An etched bookplate for Lucy Birks. Frederick Christian BRITTON.
BRITTON, Frederick Christian

An etched bookplate for Lucy Birks

External dimensions 132 × 106 mm; in fine condition.

Peake 492. London-born Frederick Christian Britton (1889-1931) arrived in South Australia in 1910. He was an artist and arts educator, not least the first principal of the Adelaide School of Arts. Lucy Birks was a daughter-in-law of Charles Birks of the eponymous Adelaide department store (founded in 1876, it merged with David Jones in 1954).

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

Item #134467

Price (AUD): $50.00