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The Favourite locks the merchant in the box: P.832-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Favourite locks the merchant in the box
Dalziel's Arabian Nights' Entertainments


Designer: Houghton, Arthur Boyd
Printmaker: Dalziel family
Printer: Dalziel family
Publisher: Ward & Lock



Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1865


Letterpress on verso

Page from Dalziel's Illustrated Arabian Nights, printed by Dalziel Brothers, Camden Press, London N.W., published by Ward & Lock, 158, Fleet Street, E.C. - No. XXXII.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 171 mm Width 131 mm
Sheet Height 262 mm Width 189 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AHoughton
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.832-1991
Primary reference Number: 21074
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Audit data

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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