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The transformation of Arachne into a spider: P.2085-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The transformation of Arachne into a spider
Ovid's Metamorphoses


Printmaker: Walker, William, (printmaker)
Draughtsman: Eisen, Charles Joseph Dominique (After)
Publisher: Kearsly, G



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
Circa 1760 CE - 1780 CE

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 202 mm Width 150 mm
Sheet Height 208 mm Width 157 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Plate lower centre, in border
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: C. Eisen del.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: W. Walker sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Published by G Kearsly, No. 46, Fleet Street
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2085-1991
Primary reference Number: 95047
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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