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Ex Libris Phil May: P.1165-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ex Libris Phil May
Ex Libris William Heinemann


Printmaker: Nicholson, William





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


1897 - Production date: AD 1895 : "Ex Libris Phil May" dated 1895 ; ex libris William Heinemann dated 1897.


Two bookplates on the same sheet

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured ink
Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 109 mm Height 96 mm Width 102 mm Width 106 mm
Sheet Height 287 mm Width 214 mm

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ex Libris Phil May
  • Location: Upper print, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: W.N. 1895
  • Location: Upper print, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: W.H
  • Location: Lower print, image centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: W.N.1897
  • Location: Lower print, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: inscribed in a square

  • Text: The / Studio / London
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Embossed
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1165-1991
Primary reference Number: 24561
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Ex Libris Phil May" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-18 12:33:03

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