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[Bookplate for Alex Thistlethwayte]
[Bookplate for Alex Thistlethwayte]
Title[Bookplate for Alex Thistlethwayte]
Date Created[between 1700 and 1800]
Sort Date1800
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon or (gold), a bend azure (blue), charged with three pheons of the field. The rococo vegetative mantling around the upper part of the escutcheon includes a straight wreath charged with a demi-lion. The lion is holding a pheon and situated above a peer helmet. Below the escutcheon several cherubs drink, trumpet and hold aloft an ermine trimmed cloak. The cloak serves as a backdrop for a framed compartment displaying the originator's name.
Extent1 bookplate : burin engraving ; 9.3 x 12.2 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesThistlethwayte, Alex
TypeStill Image
NotesA succession of Alexander Thistlethwayte Esquires of Southwick Park, in Hampshire have played important and influential roles as landowners in the south of England. A portrait of The [Alexander 1718-1771] Thistlethwayte Family by Thomas Hudson, ca. 1758, may be found in North America, having recently been acquired by the Yale Center for British Art on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. The Alexander Thistlethwayte pictured in the family portrait served as a Member of Parliament for Hampshire from 1754 to 1761. The owner of this bookplate may also be the same Alexander Thistlethwayte who donated 3500 volumes in Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin and Spanish to Winchester College in 1768. Based upon the continuous succession of Alexander Thistlethwaytes, it is difficult to determine precisely which family member commissioned this bookplate.
1) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, by John Burke, Esq., Vol. 3 of 4, R. Bentley: London, 1836. Accessed October 23, 2008 at, +alex&source=web&ots=3p-YH1PrFI&sig=uMqWxBJoYa2-Pw5DYyRvf55oqxI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPA473M1
2) Three Stellar Acquisitions Highlight the 25th Anniversary of the Yale Center for British Art and Honor Founder Paul Mellon. Accessed October 23, 2008 at See also:
3) A History of the County of Hampshire, Vol. 3, edited by William page, 1908. Accessed October 23, 2008 at
4) Winchester College Fellows' Library page. Accessed October 23, 2008 at
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P T457
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_T457
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P T457
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:
TranscriptAlex: Thistlethwayte Esq. (superscript)
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