Two classical figures stand on either side of a view of the interior of a library with its shelves filled with books and an arm chair on the right. Putti are shown in the foreground and in the image in various stages of engagement with books. In the banner above the dome of the alcove in the library reads ‘Utile dulci’.
- Printmaker: Shepperd, Joseph, d. 1787
- Title: John Andrews’s Circulating Library / Shepperd fe.
- Published: Calcutta : [The Library], 1774.
Catalog Record & Digital collection
File 66 774 J65
Acquired: January 2013
It is wrongly stated here that Shepperd died in 1848. This is some other man. Our Sheppered died in 1787 . see KS Diehl https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2051755.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A07c38a4f1e5207dd0922741fb31753d0
Thank you for this correction. We have updated our records.