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Bill-head of Robert Blunt, Linen draper, London: P.12966-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Bill-head of Robert Blunt, Linen draper, London

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

One of the Blathwayt family bills.

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Circa 1781 CE - Circa 1776 CE

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 248 mm Width 198 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SHIRT and SHIFTS /Made in the neatest manner of fine Holland, or Irish Cloth / Plain or Ruffled, Ladies fine Dimity flounced Coats, also Pockets, the / Needle-work elegantly performed, Household, and all other Linen / for Families, or Gentlemen going Abroad, ready made. & Contracted for / on the lowest Terms for ready Money only. / By Robert Blunt, / At the Golden Ball, facing the Mewse, Charing Cross. / NB. Those who please to favor him, may depend on their Orders, being / punctually executed.
  • Location: Plate upper centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Mr,, George Blathwayt
  • Location: Plate centre left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: first two dates of the year are printed

  • Text: Feb.y 27th. [17]81
  • Location: Plate centre right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: London / Bought of Robert Blunt, / At the Golden Ball, facing the Mewse, Charing Cross
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 6 Handkf. 3/ 0.18.0 Rec’d June the 6 1781, the Contents in Full for Mr Blunt S Robinson
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: June ye 6: 81 / Blunt
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12966-R
Primary reference Number: 185793
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 November 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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