George Ainslie Hewett. Public Deposited

Motley fool or jester in profile inside a decorative circular border. Inside the border is the name "George Ainslie Hewett" and the phrase "Ex Libris." At the bottom is a panel containing the text "Motley's the only wear." George Ainslie Hewett (1880-1963) was born in Louisville. His father was the banker Edward Anderson Hewett. Ainslie Hewett graduated from Yale University in 1902 and studied at the New York School of Art and Design. He spent time in Los Angeles and married Gladys Wilson, the daughter of Tiffany designer Frederick Wilson. Ainslie and Gladys Hewett had two children: Edward Wilson Hewett and Ainslie Hewett II. Brown ink. Signed Hewett with four-digit year.

Item number
  • ULAL Hewett, George Ainslie
Creator role
  • bookplate designer
  • X4 - Relief-printed engraved or etched metal plates, notably metal cut
People represented
Date original
  • 1910
  • lat
  • eng
Object type
  • 8.8 x 7.8 cm. bookplate. Folder: Bookplates - Hewett, George Ainslie, #2, in Ainslie Hewett (1880-1963) Collection, University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library.
Collection information
  • University of Louisville Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
Rights statement
Ordering information
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