His portrait was inscribed "Ano Dm. 1568", indicating the year in which it was painted, and "Ætatis Suæ 36", indicating his age at the time the portrait was made, as anno etatis suæ is Latin for "in the year of his age".
Behind the scenes
- Poderick Crookshank's portrait seems to have been based on a 1568 portrait of Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley, Master of the Ordnance under Queen Elizabeth I by Sir Antonis Mor.
- In The Making of Harry Potter, the portrait of Poderick Crookshank was erroneously put in a frame bearing Sir Google Flange's name. The mistake is cleared up in Harry Potter Limited Edition.
- Within the in-universe continuity, this individual may have been Crookshanks's namesake, just like a name from A History of Magic was picked by Harry Potter as his owl's name.
- The Making of Harry Potter (Appears in portrait(s))