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A Few Minutes Before Dinnertime: P.807-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


A Few Minutes Before Dinnertime
Etchings for the Art-Union of London by the Etching Club


Printmaker: Hook, James Clarke



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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1857


Printed on chine collé

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of chine collé
Plate Height 120 mm Width 157 mm
Sheet Height 265 mm Width 363 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.-C. Hook A.R.A.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 15
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.807-1991
Primary reference Number: 20996
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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