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Bill-head of Matthew Pearson, Warehouseman and Haberdasher, London: P.12981-R

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Bill-head of Matthew Pearson, Warehouseman and Haberdasher, London


Spilsbury, Jonathan (Printmaker)


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 1770 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds) Sheet Height 116 mm Width 191 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Spilsbury sculp Russell court
  • Location: Plate centre left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Mrs Blaithwait
  • Location: Plate upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: digits in brackets are printed.

  • Text: Feb.y 26th [17]70
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: London / Bo.t of Matt. Pearson, /No.4 at the Royal-Point Tavistock Street ,COVENT-GARDEN
  • Location: Plate centre right
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised list of purchases made

  • Text: A Black Mode Bonnet lin’d wth White And trim’d wth Lace & Ribbon £//13.- A Pea Green Calash & Handkerchief Trim’d wth Blond //11.6 £1.4.6 Rec.d the full Contents and all Demands For Mr Pearson, W Purser
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: June 16: 1770 Pd / Pearson
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12981-R
Primary reference Number: 185811
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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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