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Trade card of Papegay, Ladies Shoe Maker, London: P.12990-R

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Trade card of Papegay, Ladies Shoe Maker, London

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Unknown

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Description

One of the Blathwayt family bills. Trade card used in place of a bill-head plate.

Legal notes

S. G. Perceval Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1923) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

18th century
Production date: circa AD 1779 : See description

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Paper composed of laid paper ( old folds)
Sheet Height 202 mm Width 199 mm

Techniques used in production

Engraving
Etching

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Papegay / Ladies Shoe Maker / FROM PARIS, / N0.77 / King Street, Golden Square
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: He has the secret of making shoes / That never give way in the Quarters.
  • Location: Plate centre (around oval)
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: Itemised bill. Calemande was a fine, glossy woollen cloth, used especially for women’s shoes.

  • Text: Mrs Blathwayt, 29 Aous 1779 Aous 29 une paire de Sabous de Callemande 0.8.0 Garnie 0.1.6 1780 Fevrier 2 une paire de Sabous de Callemande 0.8.0 Garnie 0.1.6 Mars 24 une paire de Soulies de Castois 0.10.0 Ditto 31 une paire de Soulies de Callemande 0.8.0 £ S d 1.17.0 A London le 3 Avril 1780 Recus S (J?) Papegay In fols al demans
  • Location: Sheet lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: April ye 16: 80 / Papegay
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: Mrs Blathwayt
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12990-R
Primary reference Number: 185820
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 3 November 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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