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Bill-head of John Edwards, Mercer, London: P.12967-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of John Edwards, Mercer, 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 1774 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 165 mm Width 204 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 15th March 1774
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Mrs Blathwayt
  • Location: Plate upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name
  • Text: London / Bought of John Edwards / MERCER / No.81 / at the Lamb, opposite the Pantheon in Oxford Road. / Great Choice of Black Silks, Norwich Crapes, and Bombazeens.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 19yds Superfine Double Bombazine 4/ 3/16/0 Recd 16th April 1774 the full Contents & all demands J Edwards.
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: April 16: 74 Pd / Edwards
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12967-R
Primary reference Number: 185794
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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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