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Bill-head of John King, Breeches Maker, London: P.12996-R

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Bill-head of John King, Breeches Maker, London


Unknown (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 1768 : See description

School or Style


Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper ( old folds) Sheet Height 113 mm Width 213 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: March ye 10 Pd / King Leather Bree/ches
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: last name hardly visible

  • Text: Willm [Blath…] Esqr
  • Location: Plate upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Name

Inscription present: digits in brackets are printed. Dated 10 Mar 1768

  • Text: March ye 10 [17]68
  • Location: Plate upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: London / Bought of John King / BREECHES MAKER,/ At the Corner of Conduit Street near Hanover Square.
  • Location: Plate centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: £ S D To 1 Pr of Buckskin Breeches for a Servant 1.3.0 Re.d ye same time ye Contents in full / John King
  • Location: Sheet lowet centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12996-R
Primary reference Number: 185826
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Audit data

Created: Friday 4 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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