Nathan G. Horwitt bookplate, 1929

Contributed by Cary Memorial Library in Wayne


This bookplate is notable for being designed by Rockwell Kent for his friend, the artist and industrial designer Nathan Horwitt. In 1940 Horwitt designed a wristwatch with a single gold dot representing the sun at noon. The watch was subsequently selected by the Museum of Modern Art for its collections.

Kent was a painter, draftsman and writer who spent five years painting the landscapes of Monhegan Island, and went on to design over 160 bookplates during his long artistic career.

The bookplate was sent to Wayne summer resident Elizabeth Hyatt upon her request. She was collecting bookplates in honor of famed opera singer Annie Louise Cary (1841-1921), who was born in Wayne, and for whom the current library is named.

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About This Item

  • Title: Nathan G. Horwitt bookplate, 1929
  • Creator: Kent, Rockwell
  • Creation Date: 1929
  • Subject Date: 1929
  • Town: Wayne
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 15.21 cm x 10.26 cm
  • Local Code: Album D
  • Collection: Bookplate collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Cary Memorial Library in Wayne
17 Old Winthrop Road, Wayne, ME 04284
(207) 685-3612

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