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Bill-head of John Pitts, Ironmonger & Brazier, London: P.12960-R

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Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of John Pitts, Ironmonger & Brazier, London


Printmaker: Unknown




One of the Blathwayt family bills. The shop sign of the three bells beside a printed bill-heading, the bill filled out in ink below and addressed to Blathwayt Esq.

Legal notes

S. G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Circa 1766 CE - Circa 1768 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 105 mm Width 194 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Esqr. Blathwayt
  • Location: Plate upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name
  • Text: Mar: 22d. 1766
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: London /Bought of John Pitts Ironmonger & Brazier At ye Three Bells, in Great Queen Street, Lincolns Inn Fields
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 1 large & Engraved Door plate 0.5.0 May 16th 1768 Rec.d the Contents in full of all demands Pd J Pitts
  • Location: Sheet centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Pd ye Door / Plate
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12960-R
Primary reference Number: 185787
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 November 2011 Updated: Monday 25 November 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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