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King Ferdinand VII: P.2091-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

King Ferdinand VII
The Peninsular War

Maker(s)

Publisher: Sloper, C
Printmaker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Bought by H.S. Reitlinger from James Rimell & Son, 53, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W. The fan leaves are listed as lot no. 368 on p.24 of the auction catalogue (date unknown): 'Collection of 9 Curious Engravings (4 COLOURED) designed for fans ...'. Rimell & Son were based at 53, Shaftesbury Avenue from just after 1900 until the late 1920s.

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1808

Note

Hand coloured.

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper ( lined with similar paper)
Plate Height 270 mm Width 520 mm
Sheet Height 270 mm Width 520 mm

Techniques used in production

Hand colouring
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FERDINAND VII.
  • Location: Image upper centre, on ribbon entwined with laurel
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: NO 8 DO
  • Location: Image lower centre, on plaque below portrait medallion
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: Laurilés Para / Los Valientes
  • Location: Image left, in laurel wreath
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Motto
  • Text: HONI SOIT [QUI] MAL [Y] PENSE / DIEU ET MON DROIT [in garter and ribbon around arms]
  • Location: Image left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Achievement of arms
  • Text: La Cruz es mi Consuelo / Mi Espada mi Defensa
  • Location: Image right, in frame of fasces with crossed swords beneath
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Motto
  • Location: Image right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Achievement of arms
  • Text: Published as the Act directs by / C. Sloper Lambeth Road, London.
  • Location: Image lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2091-1991
Primary reference Number: 95055
Cust: 45
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 June 2022 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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