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This bookplate was for Adèle Grant (1859-1922), who was an American vegetarian who married George Devereux de Vere Capell, 7th Earl of Essex, in 1893 and became Countess of Essex. She was painted by a number of artists, including a portrait by John Singer Sargent. The building is Cassiobury House, which was demolished in 1927, although the stables were retained and now house a drug rehabilitation centre. The grounds of the house were bought to provide a public park and nature reserve for the people of Watford.
Paper size: 108 x 78
Design: 101 x 70 mm max.
Credit: INV W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)
Designer: Charles Bird