Still Image

Bookplate for Alexandre de Medici

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown

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A pictorial-style bookplate in black ink on white paper featuring an image of a female figure holding a skull. She is draped from the waist down, and her hair is tied back. In the background are wavy lines suggesting a body of water, and curved lines suggesting a breeze. At the top and bottom is the text "Ex libris Alexandre de Medicis," and additional text along the sides reads "Bem nossa so a morte," which loosely translates from Portuguese to "Well, our only death."

~ “Bookplate for Alexandre de Medici,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed June 15, 2024, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/1576.

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Title

Bookplate for Alexandre de Medici

Subject

Bookplates

Description

A pictorial-style bookplate in black ink on white paper featuring an image of a female figure holding a skull. She is draped from the waist down, and her hair is tied back. In the background are wavy lines suggesting a body of water, and curved lines suggesting a breeze. At the top and bottom is the text "Ex libris Alexandre de Medicis," and additional text along the sides reads "Bem nossa so a morte," which loosely translates from Portuguese to "Well, our only death."

Source

The Helen Pearson Bookplate Collection

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Contributor

Pearson, Helen (1870-1949)

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

Por

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-MS: 1925.1.293

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Paper

Physical Dimensions

3 and 1/2"H x 2 and 1/2"W