Hogarth's Crest

Attributed to John Barlow British
Said to be designed by William Hogarth British

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This bookplate, supposedly designed by Hogarth, is inscribed "Cyprus," Variety" and "Hogarth's Crest". A scroll-work design enclosing the word "Cyprus" forms a pedestal to support the "Cyprian cone", the symbolic form under which Venus was worshipped at Paphos. This cone is in the form of a spiral or a pyramidal shell.

Hogarth's Crest, Attributed to John Barlow (British, 1759/60–1810 or later), Etching and engraving

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