- "Virtutes, Archangeli, Angeli, Principatus, Dominationes, Seraphin, Cherubin, Throni."
- —Inscription on Professor Undercliffe's portrait
Professor Fytherley Undercliffe was a wizard and a Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the sixteenth century.
Undercliffe had a portrait that was painted in 1531. It was hung in the Headmaster's office at Hogwarts after his death.
Behind the scenes
- The portrait seems to be a direct reference to an 1877 portrait of an Orthodox protodeacon holding a walking stick, by Ilya Yefimovich Repin. The same portrait appears at the Grand Staircase in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) when the Fat Lady is missing.
- On the DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film), Professor Undercliffe's portrait is erroneously referred to as a portrait of "Salazar Slytherin himself". Why this mistake was made is, as of yet, unclear.
- The inscription on Professor Fytherley Undercliffe's portrait frame, "Virtutes, Archangeli, Angeli, Principatus, Dominationes, Seraphin, Cherubin, Throni" are all names of eight hosts of angels.
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