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Bill-head of James Burgess, Hosier, Hatter & Glover, London: P.12946-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of James Burgess, Hosier, Hatter & Glover, 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 1769 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 203 mm Width 249 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the first digits of the date are printed.

  • Text: Feby 7th [17]69
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Mr Blathwait
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name
  • Text: London / Bought of J. Burgess, / Hatter, Hosier, & Glover, / In Coventry Street, near the Hay Market.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 4 prs Mens 3 fine Brown thread @4 0.16.0 2 pr do White thread @4 0.8.0 4 prs Small Mens 3 [?] Brown thrd 3 0.12.0 2 prs do White do. 3/6 0.7.0 £2.3.0 Rec.d same time the contents in full And in all demands James Burgess
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Febry Pd / Hosier
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12946-R
Primary reference Number: 185768
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Audit data

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