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Bill-head of Pearson & Price, Warehousemen and Hoberdashers, London: P.12977-R

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Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of Pearson & Price, Warehousemen and Hoberdashers, London


Printmaker: Spilsbury, Jonathan (Attributed)




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 1768 : See description


The signature hasn't printed perfectly, and the first name isn't visible, but compare to P.12685-R and P.12981-R

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 238 mm Width 191 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mrs Blathwaite
  • Location: Sheet upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: the digits in brackets are printed. Dated 12 May 1768

  • Text: 12 May [17]68
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: London / Bo/t of Pearson & Price /At the Wheat Sheaf & Star, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: itemised list of purchases, continued on verso

  • Text: A Rich Blk mode apron trimd with a fine Blk Lace 1.4.0 A pr. Blk silk Gloves -.4.6 1 yd fine Lawn gauze -.3.0 4 ½ yd white Lace Rib.n -/4 -.1.6 2 yd Blk Silk Do. -/4 -.-.8 A fine Chip hat bound wth lace Rib -.7.6 A Turkey gauze Tucker -.1.6 A Do. Capp -.6.6 A Do. (tippet?) handf -.5.0 A pr Dble Turkey gauze Ruffle (broken?) -.6.6 A pr Silk Gloves -.4.6 2 yd Dble Blond -/9 -.1.6 1½ yd Do. -/7 -.10 ½ 3.7.6 ½
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Brought over 3.7.6 1/2 June 6 Turkey gauze tippet -.3.6 [?] Yd lace ribbn [unread amount] -.1.6 A Blue Sarcnet [unread word] Dble trimd -.8.6 June 9 A plain gauze hood -.1.6 June 11 A Blk mode [unread word] trimd lace -.9.6 July Making 3 Dble Ruffles hand.f and Tucker -.3.6 4.15.6 ½ 1 ½ yd Ribn -/6 1/2 -.-.10 ½ yd Ribn 5 -.-.2 ½ 4.16.7 Recd 4 Sept 1768 the Content in full for / Self & Co. R Price
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12977-R
Primary reference Number: 185806
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 3 November 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2017 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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