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Bill-head of James Butler, Haberdasher & Hosier, London: P.12942-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of James Butler, Haberdasher & Hosier, London


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family bills.

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1770 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 170 mm Width 208 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: June 20: 1770 / Pd. Butler
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: London / Bought of James Butler Haberdasher / and Hosier at the Golden Ball opposite St. James's / Square in Pall Mall.
  • Location: Printed
  • Method of creation: Plate centre
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised bill for purchases

  • Text: 3 yds 2/8 Canvas 18d 0,,3,,3 1lb 4oz wors.d 3/6 0,,4,,4 ½ 0,,7,,7 ½ 3.3 ½ 10.11 Rec’d the Contents in full For M Butler Pr Williams
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12942-R
Primary reference Number: 185765
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Audit data

Created: Friday 28 October 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2017 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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