Name/TitleBookplate - A Gift from the Australian People under the Colombo Plan
MakerLionel Lindsay (b.1874, d.1961)
Medium and MaterialsWood engraving, printed in black ink on paper
Inscription and MarksTitle within plate, top and bot.centre.
Signed in central plate l.r.corner of image.
Signed in pencil under plate l.l.corner.
Measurements12.4 x 8.3cm (platemark), 15.2 x 11.1cm (sheet)
Subject and Association KeywordsHistorical
Subject and Association KeywordsAnimals
Subject and Association DescriptionLionel Lindsay created more than sixty bookplates between 1911 and 1958. Most were personal gifts for family and friends, and some were commissioned.
The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific was conceived at the Commonwealth Conference on Foreign Affairs held in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in January 1950 and was launched on 1st July 1951 as a cooperative venture for the economic and social advancement of the peoples of South and Southeast Asia.
This book plate was commissioned by Lord Casey on behalf of the government of the day.
Credit LineDonated under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program in 2017
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved