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Return of the prodigal son: P.1942-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Return of the prodigal son
Filius Prodigus


Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas
Printmaker: Cunego, Domenico (After)
Painter: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (After)



Legal notes

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 245 mm Width 315 mm
Sheet Height 262 mm Width 328 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Guercino da Cento pinxit
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1942-1991
Primary reference Number: 94561
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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