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Legend of the Portent: P.1351-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Legend of the Portent


Designer: Sandys, Frederick
Printmaker: Linton, William James



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


Production date: AD 1860-05


From The Cornhill Magazine, May 1860, facing p. 617.

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Height 145 mm Width 94 mm
Sheet Height 215 mm Width 138 mm

Techniques used in production

Wood engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. J. LINTON Sc.
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1351-1991
Primary reference Number: 26677
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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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