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engraved plate for photogravure

Object Number: 
INV.7857
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 5 x 1/8 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on obverse: "MARY DELL / WIFE OF JOHN ROBERTS"
Description: 
Rectangular metal plate used for photogravure; obverse with bust of a woman in oval frame above inscription, "MARY DELL / WIFE OF JOHN ROBERTS"; brown chemical coating on printing surface.
Gallery Label: 
This printing plate was probably used for making bookplates.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group