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Trade card of John Centlivres, Linen Draper, London: P.12667-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Trade card of John Centlivres, Linen Draper, London

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Unknown

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Description

One of the Blathwayt family bills. Handwritten invoice written verso

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1768 : See inscriptions

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Sheet Height 210 mm Width 169 mm

Techniques used in production

Letterpress

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JOHN CENTLIVRES, / In Founders-Court, Lothbury, London, / SELLS / SWISS LINENS, / VIZ. / Yard-wide LINENS for SHIRTING, / Seven-Eights ditto, / DIAPER for TABLING, sundry Breadths, / DIAPER NAPKINING, / Three-Yard-wide SHEETING, whicch / maketh Sheets all of a Piece; / Ell-wide SHEETING. / All at the lowest Price, which is fixed on each Piece. / No less than a Piece sold. / The GENUINE ARQUEBUSADE WATER, as imported from Switzerland, at 5s P Pint.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised bill for purchases made

  • Text: 2d X.br 1768 / Blathwaite Esq / 11 Els Bayes (?) at 4/6 £2.9.6 / 9 1/2 [unread word] at 1/- 9/6 £2.19- / Recd. ye Contents in full / at same Time / John Centlivres
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12667-R
Primary reference Number: 184909
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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