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Choosing the New Hat: P.480-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Choosing the New Hat
The Savoy, No. II


Designer: Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent



Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1896


Front cover of The Savoy, No. II, April 1896, edited by Arthur Symons and published by Leonard Smithers, London.

Printed on pink paper

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( pink)
Image Height 238 mm Width 180 mm
Sheet Height 243 mm Width 184 mm

Techniques used in production

Line block

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: THE SAVOY / AN ILLUSTRATED QUARTERLY / No. 2 / Price 2/6 net
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: April 1896
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Location: Image upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.480-1991
Primary reference Number: 18700
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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