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Bill-head of William Whiteside, Linen draper, London: P.12979-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bill-head of William Whiteside, Linen draper, 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 1775 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 165 mm Width 208 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: London / Bought of William Whiteside, / LINEN DRAPER, / between Shug Lane and Windmill Street, / facing the Hay Market.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: the first two digits of the year are printed: 17 Aug 1775

  • Text: aug.t 17th [17]75
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: Itemised receipt for purchases made.

  • Text: 9 Yds Pea green Cotton 2/6 1.2.6 9 Yds Laylock Do. 2/6 1.2.6 £2.5.0 Recd in full for WW / Thos. Lahy
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Aug: 17: 75 Whiteside / for Cotton
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12979-R
Primary reference Number: 185808
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 3 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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