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Trade card of Francis Rybot, Weaver and Mercer, London


Cole, Benjamin (Printmaker)


One of the Blathwayt family bills

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Circa 1766 CE - Circa 1780 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds) Sheet Height 203 mm Width 159 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Francis Rybot / WEAVER and MERCER, / At the Cat, in Raven-Row y.e further end of Smock Alley / Spittle Fields, LONDON. / Makes & Sells all Sorts of Rich, Brocaded Silks, / Dutch Genoa and English Velvets. / [4 lines of items for sale, in 3 columns] [1st column:] Rich Damasks. / Padusoys. / Flow.d Water.d & / Unwat.d Tabbys [2nd column:] Armozeens. / Ducapes. / Rich Sattins. / Pelings. [3rd column:] Mantuas. Strip'd Tobins & Cloud. / Lustrings. / Black Silks / Brocaded Strip'd & Plain Messinettes, / Norwich Capes. / 2 lines of items for sale, in 3 columns] [1st column:] Dresdens / Poplins / [2nd column:] Bumbazeens / Venetian Poplins / [3rd column:] Worst.d Damasks / Camblets [4th column:] Strip'd & Plain / Callinmanco.s / Russets, Hair, Prunettas & Princes Stuffs. / NB. All Merchants Captains & others may be immediately / Supplied with the greatest Variety of Stuffs; Norwich & half / Silk Goods made purposely for the Foreign Trade.
  • Location: Sheet centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: B. Cole sculp
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Pd Silk
  • Location: Sheet centre left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised bill signed by Charles Rybot, son.

  • Text: 23 yds [unread word] Lustring at 4/3 £4.17.9 / Recvd the Contents in full for my Father / Chas. Rybot
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12687-R
Primary reference Number: 184943
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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