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Trade card of Robert Thompson, Hosier, Hatter & Glover, London: P.12948-R

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Current Location: In storage


Trade card of Robert Thompson, Hosier, Hatter & Glover, London


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family receipts. Trade card used as a bill heading.

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1764 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 314 mm Width 187 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Robert Thompson / Hosier, Hatter, & Glover, / At the Golden Globe, opposite Old Round Court / near the New Exchange, in ye Strand, / LONDON. / Makes & Sells all Sorts of Silk Cotton Thread, and / Worsted Hose, with Thick Heels & Feet, Made to any / Size or Pattern, Frame Knit, Pieces for Waistcoats & / Breeches, in Silk, Cotton, Thread & Worsted. Likewise / all Sorts of Womens & Girls Silk, Cotton, Thread & Worsted / Gloves, Mitten & Muffatees, Mens Cotton Thread & Worsted / Caps & Socks, & all Sorts of Superfine Kid & Bath Lamb / Gloves, Made to any Size or Pattern, all other Sorts of Gloves. / Likewise Sells all Sorts of Hatts, / Wholesale & Retail, at the Lowest Prices, / Also Silk Hose Footed Dyed & Clean'd. / NB. Hatts Dyed Drest & Clean'd in the Best Manner.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: London Nov.r 17th 1764 / Bo. Of Read & Thompson / 3 P Wors.d super white silk hose 9/ 1.7. / 2 P Wors.ds 3d Gawse (?) thd hose 2/ -.4- / £1.11. / Rec.d the Contents in full of all demands / for Mr Read & self / Robt. Thompson
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12948-R
Primary reference Number: 185770
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Audit data

Created: Friday 28 October 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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