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Head of Bacchus: P.2048-1991

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Object information

Titles

Head of Bacchus

Maker(s)

Watson, Caroline (Printmaker)
After Rubens, Peter Paul (Painter)
Watson, C. (Publisher)

Notes

History note: A Chariatte (early 20th century) (Lugt 88a)

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1786-11

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Plate Height 200 mm Width 162 mm
Sheet Height 345 mm Width 248 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Stipple

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rubens pinxt:
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Caroline Watson Sculpt: / Engraver to her Majesty.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Engrav'd from the Original-Picture, in the Collection of the Rt: Honble: Lord Viscount Mount Stuart, Baron Cardiff.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Novr: 30, 1786, by Caroline Watson, Fitzroy-Street.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: initials in a rectangle

  • Text: AC
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Stamped red ink
  • Type: Collector's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2048-1991
Primary reference Number: 94871
Le Blanc: 14
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 13
Lugt: 88a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 1 October 2021 Last processed: Friday 1 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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