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Trade card of Charles Parker, Linen Draper, London: P.12681-R

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Current Location: In storage


Trade card of Charles Parker, Linen Draper, London


Printmaker: Wigley, James




One of the Blathwayt family bills. Handwritten bill verso

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1764 : See inscriptions

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 240 mm Width 190 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cha,,s Parker / LINNEN-DRAPER, / at the Blue Anchor, the Corner / of Water Lane, Fleet Street, / London / Sells all Sorts of Linnen Drapery / Goods, Wholesale & Retail
  • Location: Sheet centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Wigley Sculp Poppins Alley
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: Itemised bill.

  • Text: London 3 Novem:re 1764 / Mrs Tipping / Bo.t of Cha:s Parker / 4 3/4 yds 9/8 wd Strip'd Muslin - 11/6 £2.14.7 1/2 / Receiv'd at same time the Contents in full / For Mr Parker / Sam.l Payne
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12681-R
Primary reference Number: 184937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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