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The fountain of Love: P.2113-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The fountain of Love


Printmaker: Miller, Frederick
Painter: Fragonard, Jean Honoré (After)
Publisher: Virtue



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


19th Century
Circa 1886 CE - 1897 CE


Printed for 'The Art Journal'.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 270 mm Width 227 mm
Sheet Height 335 mm Width 254 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Art Journal London Virtue & Co.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Mezzotint by F. Miller
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The Fountain of Love / By Fragonard
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.2113-1991
Primary reference Number: 95107
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "The fountain of Love" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-10-02 00:30:23

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