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The Hoppner children: P.1959-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Hoppner children
Children bathing


Printmaker: Ward, James
Painter: Hoppner, John (After)
Publisher: Mr Say's



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 1799

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 559 mm Width 460 mm
Sheet Height 585 mm Width 485 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Painted by I Hoppner, RA Portrait Painter to His R H the Prince of Wales
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Engraved by James Ward, Painter & Engraver to His R H the Prince of Wales
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Publish'd April 1st 1799 by Ward & Co at Mr Say's - No 78, Charlotte Street, Portland Chapel
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1959-1991
Primary reference Number: 94687
Chaloner Smith: 27 II/II
Frankau (Ward): 15 II/III
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 25 October 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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