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Section: Old Russian Heraldic Art

Three Heraldic Bookplates by Alexander Litvinenko (1922)

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1. Bookplate for Konstantin («Kotik») Okhochinsky.

This bookplate was made by Alexander Litvinenko for a baby-boy (b. 1921), who is shown here exàmining his family heraldic heritage (note top center - the arms of the nobles Okhochinsky).

2. Bookplate for A.A. Voytov.

Note the old-regime paraphernalia under the arms: the Ñolumn of Justice under the Russian Imperial crown; diplomas (probably, patents granting arms or nobility) supplied with seals with two-headed eagles and Imperial monograms, and quite apocalyptic «Respice Finem» motto… This bookplate was designed and engraved five years after the Bolshevist Revolution.

3. Bookplate for V.K. Lukomsky.

Designed and engraved for Prof. Vladislav Lukomsky (1882-1946), the most outstanding russian heraldist of the first half of the 20th century and the last head of the Armorial Section of the Heraldry Office Department of the Governing Senate. The nobles Lukomsky were of polish-lithuanian origin.

To learn about Alexander Litvinenko, please see:
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