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Engraved envelope bearing the first penny stamp: P.1332-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Engraved envelope bearing the first penny stamp


Printmaker: Thompson, John
Draughtsman: Mulready, William



Measurements and weight

Height: 84 mm
Width: 129 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-07) by Holliday, J. R.


Production date: AD 1840


Paper envelope engraved on one side

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. MULREADY R.A.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1332-R
Primary reference Number: 3672
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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