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

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Trade card of William Barber, Tea Dealer, London

Maker(s)

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

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Description

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

Legal notes

S. G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Circa 1785 CE - Circa 1800 CE

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Sheet Height 80 mm Width 126 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Etching

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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Identification numbers

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: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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