Sunday, April 10, 2011

Art Nouveau Bookplate Ex Libris Louis Rhead

© Nancy Ellis ex libris Louis Rhead I adore this art nouveau bookplate.

Louis John Rhead (November 6, 1857 – July 29, 1926) was an English-born American artist, illustrator, author and angler who was born in Etruria, Staffordshire, England. He emigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-four. The Rhead family had operated and worked in the Staffordshire Potteries for at least three generations. Louis’s father George W. Rhead worked in the pottery industry and was highly respected gilder and ceramic artist. In the 1870s, George Rhead taught art and design in Staffordshire schools. He founded Fenton School of Art. Read more ... 

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1 comment:

Tina said...

I love nameplates in books...makes the book feel like it belongs in a proper library!
Glad your cake turned aunt made a cake like that and I haven't made it in awhile...maybe I should?
Did Webster get a piece? I am afraid our geriatric Jack Russell is on the downhill slide..hes been tossing his cookies a bit this past week. Not sure if he ate something outside or if his innards are giving up...he is 14 1/2 years old. We call him the garbage dog...he will eats the darnedest stuff...ick.
Thanks for the Upstairs Downstairs reminder...maybe I will remember this evening ;)
Oh, Seeing as I finally got the laptop to look at your blog with....that in your kitchen...? Wow, that is lovely! What a beautiful place to hang out!