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Bill-head of Harris, King & Thompson, Mercers, London: P.12970-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of Harris, King & Thompson, Mercers, 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 1765 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 249 mm Width 238 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bo.t of Harris, King & Thompson, / Mercers / At the Wheatsheaf & Sun in King Street, facing Bedford Street, /COVENT- GARDEN
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: May 10 1765 / 20 Yds Green Blossom & Wt Flowerd Ducape ____ 8/6__ 8,,10,,0 / Received then the Contents & all demands / Forself & Co / Thomas King
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12970-R
Primary reference Number: 185797
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 2 November 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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