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[Bookplate for Art Gallery of Toronto by Alexander Scott Carter]
[Bookplate for Art Gallery of Toronto by Alexander Scott Carter]
Title[Bookplate for Art Gallery of Toronto by Alexander Scott Carter]
CreatorCarter, Alexander Scott
Date Created[between 1919 and 1966]
Sort Date1966
DescriptionBlank ink on white paper. Border consists of a thin black line, then a thicker black line, then an alternating black and white dashed line, and finally a thin black line. Capitalized black font with the words separated by geometric dots surrounds a black square. The black square is decorated on the inside with floral motifs. There is a circle inside the square with black text and black borders. Inside the circle are some more floral motifs, as well as two shields. The top shield is divided per pale. The left hand side is quartered with alternating designs of 3 horizontal arrows and vertical triangles. On the right hand side, the top third features vertical stripes, while the bottom two thirds are charged with three black stars. The lower shield is divided in a similar way and has the same stars and stripe design on the right hand side. The left hand side has alternating designs of fish, waves, and lions passant. Between the two shields is a horizontal rectangular box with black text inside. At the bottom of the bookplate is another rectangle with a border decorated with a swirling black and white motif. There is also an inner black border, inside of which is more black text.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 10.7 x 14.1 cm
SubjectGalleries & museums ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesArt Gallery of Toronto
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Art Gallery of Toronto, now known as the Art Gallery of Ontario, was originally founded in the 1900s as the Art Museum of Toronto. It was the Art Gallery of Toronto between 1919 and 1966. It changed its name to the Art Gallery of Ontario as it expanded its role within the province. Alex Scott Carter designed this bookplate. He studied manuscript illumination and trained as an architect.
1) 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. Retrieved from
2) Withrow, W. (2015, March 4). Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 18 April 2019, from The Canadian Encyclopedia website:
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN I A784
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_I_A784
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Howard Binder. BP MUR CAN I A784
Date Available2019-04-23
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:
TranscriptTHE ART GALLERY OF TORONTO. EX LIBRIS. This book was purchased for the Library 19 A.S. CARTER. R.C.A. Alex Scott Carter
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