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Trade card of William Barber, Tea Dealer, London: P.12867-R

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Trade card of William Barber, Tea Dealer, London


Printmaker: Skelton, William
Draughtsman: Ryley, Charles Reuben (After)




A vignette of a Chinese tea plantation, with a European lady reclining and taking tea in the company of a Chinaman who leans against a monumental plinth advertising the tea dealer. Crowned with a giant grasshopper, possibly Barber's shop sign

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S. G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1785 CE - Circa 1800 CE

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Sheet Height 80 mm Width 126 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wm. BARBER, / Tea Dealer, / no.21, / Leadenhall Street / LONDON.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: C.R. Ryley del. W. Skelton Sculp.
  • Location: Plate bottom
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Name

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Accession number: P.12867-R
Primary reference Number: 185556
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Created: Wednesday 28 September 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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