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Trade card for R. A. Harris, Coal merchant, Bristol: P.12656-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Trade card for R. A. Harris, Coal merchant, Bristol


Printmaker: Unknown



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George


19th Century
Circa 1830 - Circa 1850

School or Style


Components of the work

Sheet Height 91 mm Width 60 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R.A. HARRIS / Late Webb & Harris / St. JOHN'S BRIDGE COAL WHARF / Near Christman St. / begs leave to inform the Inhabitants of / Bristol, and its Vicinity, that he has taken to / the above mentioned Wharf, where the best / RED ASH COAL is always on sale and no other. / In solicitiing the favors of the Public he assures / them, that strict attention and puncutality in / the execution of their Orders will be observed, / to merit their Patronage / SHIPPING / SUPPIED DIRECT FROM NEWPORT / on the lowest Terms.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: too indistinct to read. Possibly the printmaker's name?

  • Location: Sheet bottom
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12656-R
Primary reference Number: 184898
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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