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Boy with bird, bear and lion: P.889-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Boy with bird, bear and lion
The Boy in Grey


Designer: Hughes, Arthur
Printmaker: Dalziel family



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


1869-03-01 - 1870-07-01


Illustration to "The Boy in Grey", text by Henry Kingsley, from Good Words for The Young, 1 March 1869 to 1 July 1870.

Letterpress on verso

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 120 mm Width 77 mm
Sheet Height 127 mm Width 127 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: AH
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Monogram
  • Text: DALZIEL SC
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.889-1991
Primary reference Number: 21424
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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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