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[Bookplate for Henry Flitcroft]
[Bookplate for Henry Flitcroft]
Title[Bookplate for Henry Flitcroft]
Date Created[between 1830 and 1869]
Sort Date1869
DescriptionIn black ink, this chippendale-style bookplate consists of an asymmetrical escutcheon, or (gold), containing two chevronels, gules (red), each with the appearance of a label. The top chevronel is an elevated label, while the base chevronel is an inverted label. The label is a heraldic symbol representing the first son. The escutcheon also contains two escalopes over one fleur-de-lis. In typical chippendale fashion, the escutcheon is surrounded by elaborate floral mantling. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the originator's name and place of origin.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 5.5 x 7.7 cm
Subject - GeographicHampstead (London, England)
Personal NamesFlitcroft, Henry
TypeStill Image
NotesHenry Flitcroft was born August 30, 1697 and died February 25, 1769. He was a major English architect, considered to be of the second generation of Palladianism. His father was a labourer in the gardens at Hampton Court. Henry Flitcroft began as a joiner by trade. Apparently while working as a carpenter at Burlington House, he fell from a scaffold and broke his leg. During the period of recuperation, Lord Burlington took notice of his of Flitcroft's artistic talent. By 1720 Flitcroft was Burlington's draughtsman and general architectural assistant. In this role, he surveyed the Westminster School for Burlington's dormitory, and presided as superintendent at the site at Tottenham House. Flitcroft redrew for publication the drawings for The Designs of Mr. Inigo Jones, published by William Kent in 1727, under Burlington's patronage and supervision. In May 1726, Henry Flitcroft received an appointment at the Office of Works, with the help of Burlington, where he worked his way from Master Carpenter and Master Mason to Comptroller of the King's Works. Two electronic resources on Henry Flitcroft can be found in the UBC Library Catalogue.
1) "Henry Flitcroft, " (23 November 2007)
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P F558
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_F558
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P F558
Date Available2008
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:
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