He died in or before 1991. A portrait of him, dated 1600 and featuring the word "abracadabra" written in the shape of triangle, was hung at Hogwarts Castle sometime after his death. In the 1990s, it was hanging in the Grand Staircase, near the Third-floor corridor.
Behind the scenes
- The portrait of Google Flange was based on a 1628 portrait of Charles I of England by Gerard van Honthorst.
- Writing the word "abracadabra" repeatedly to form a triangle, as it appears in the portrait, is an ancient mystical practise. Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, a third century A.D. Roman physician, advised people afflicted with malaria to wear amulets bearing such an inscription, claiming it warded off disease.
- At The Making of Harry Potter, the portrait of Poderick Crookshank was erroneously put in a frame inscribed "Sir Google Flange," but Crookshank was correctly identified in The Paintings of Hogwarts: Masterpieces from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Sets.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Appears in portrait(s))
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J. K. Rowling stated at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August 2014 (source) that all portraits at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are of deceased individuals. Thus, Flange must have died sometime in or before 1991, given his portrait's appearance in in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (see this image)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film), Chapter 16 (The Three-Headed Sentinel) (see this image)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Abracadabra" on Wikipedia
- ↑ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (see this image)