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The Fly-catcher: P.878-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Fly-catcher


Designer: Houghton, Arthur Boyd



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


Circa 1860 - 1870


Cut from a magazine

Letterpress on verso

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 64 mm Width 63 mm
Sheet Height 73 mm Width 66 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A H
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: The Fly-catcher - p. 221.
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.878-1991
Primary reference Number: 21363
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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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