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The Fountain of Love: P.2045-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Fountain of Love


Printmaker: Taylor, Charles (printmaker) (Probably)
Painter: Fragonard, Jean Honoré (After)
Publisher: Taylor, C



Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1786-11

School or Style


Materials used in production

Bistre-coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 175 mm Width 124 mm
Sheet Height 205 mm Width 158 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C.Taylor excudit.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The Fountain of Love.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: London, Publish'd Novr 1; 1786 by C.Taylor No. 10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2045-1991
Primary reference Number: 94859
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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