Quick Reference

Time Period:
Unknown

Location:
NA

Medium:
Ink

Type:
Sketch

Category:
Bookplates & Cachet

Size:
Unknown

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Mr. Harold Grieve

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

This bookplate is one of eight known bookplates made by RSW. Note RSW initials in the lower right corner of the design.

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RSW's Diary Comments

None.


Additional Notes

The Second Bookplate

At least three bookplates were apparently made for Harold Walter Grieve, a well known interior decorator in Hollywood, California, and a close friend of Robert Strong Woodward. We have found no record of the first one. The second one is pictured opposite. The third, above, was located in the Southwick Studio and was apparently the one chosen by Mr. Grieve. We do not know if any other revisions were made.

Close-up of RSW's initials in lower right corner
Handwritten note about Mr. Grieve's bookplate

The above handwritten note was found in the Southwick studio about Mr. Grieve's bookplate and reads as follows: "This has everything in it Jetta mentioned as tastes or loves - The sea, cats, flowers, trees, and paintings - altho the cat does look like a lizard with the leprosy! Printing is poor, pen work is poor - but is an idea to work on. Didn't put in any special idea of antiques in the accessories but could do so."