Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Anne MacKinne Robertson


American artist Anne MacKinne Robertson (1887-1959) is known for her pen and ink drawings, and for her watercolor and oil paintings.  She studied at Newcomb College, 1903-1907.  She was also a prolific creator of custom personal, institutional, and event bookplates in New Orleans.  LaRC's Manuscripts Collection 241 contains many of her fine hand-drawn and printed works.  To see a listing of individuals for whom she created bookplates, see the online finding aid.

This collection consists of original artwork as well as mounted, printed bookplates designed by Anne MacKinne Robertson.  Most are intended for monochrome black or brown printing (sometimes showing white edits) with a few in multiple colors.  Also included is a 31 cm printed calendar for the year 1918, prepared to commemorate the bicentennial of New Orleans, titled: "To-day and yesterday, a calendar of New Orleans, her romance and progress."  A larger-format (52 cm) issue of this calendar is available in the Louisiana Research Collection, with call number: 976.31 (529.3) R649 LACOLL.



Captions: top, a bookplate for use in the Tulane University library, featuring a stylized oak tree with an academic building (Gibson Hall?), honoring the career (1882-1907) of John Rose Ficklen (1858-1907), first professor of history and political science; bottom, the bookplate she created for her own personal library, inscribed "A MK R, her book."  Please do not re-publish images without permission.


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