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[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
Title[Bookplate for Stanley Harrod]
Date Created[not before 1915?]
Sort Date1915
DescriptionSepia ink on cream paper. A sketched front of a sailboat with three large sails is at the top of the image. Ribbons swirls around the ship's sails as if in the wind. The sailboat is emerging from a cloud-like section that extends out into other images. A rounded horizontal oval shape with large, round extensions at the top left and top right corners surround the other image. There is a thick, round border surrounding the shape. On the left side, a naked woman is leaning backwards onto a mythical creature with a human-like fish head and a coiling snake body. The creature is lying on the border, with wide eyes looking at the back of the woman. The woman was long hair in a ponytail and is looking downwards. Her right arm extends backwards towards the creature and, similarly, her right knee is bent. Her left leg extends out to stand on part of the border. Behind her left foot, a piece of seaweed like foliage drapes off of the border. In the upper right hand corner are two naked women. One is holding onto the upper part of the border and looks down onto the other woman, who is reclining on the border. The woman on top appears to be a mythical creature with long, footless legs that twirl around the other woman and border. The woman has her hair in a ponytail. The woman on the bottom has darker hair and has her left knee bent, her right arm lying on the leg of the other woman, and her left arm raised in potential defense against the other woman. In the middle of the shape is a head portrait of Leonardo da Vinci as an old man. He is bald on top with long white hair and a long white beard. Underneath his beard, the name Leonardo is written in fine, sentence case cursive. Extending from behind Leonardo's beard are paint brushes and other artist's tools, crisscrossed. Below the image is a small circle, text written in larger, sentence case cursive, another small circle, and more text in the same font.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 13.7 x 19.1 cm
SubjectPrivate libraries ; Portraits ; Sailing ships
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesHarrod, Stanley
TypeStill Image
NotesStanley Harrod was born in Leeds, England on July 9, 1881 and died in Newmarket, Ontario on June 8, 1954. Harrod was a bookplate artist and collector in Toronto. He created over fifty bookplates, both heraldic and pictorial, and experimented with etching.
1) Fowler, A. (1919). A Catalogue of Bookplates Designed by Stanley Harrod. A Catalogue of Bookplates Designed by Stanley Harrod. Retrieved from
2) Prescott, W., Harrod, S., & Ayearst, M. J. (1919). A list of Canadian bookplates : with a review of the history of ex libris in the Dominion. Boston: Society of Bookplate Bibliophiles. Retrieved from
3) Stanley Harrod. (n.d.). Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN P H776d
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_P_H776d
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Stanley Binder. BP MUR CAN P H776d
Date Available2017-04-21
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptLeonardo Ex Libris Stanley Harrod
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