Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.

  • CreatorForth, Mrs.
  • TitleCollection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 230

Acquired March 2017

Riviere Knight pattern drawer

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  • PrintmakerWhitchurch, William, printmaker.
  • TitleRiviere Knight pattern drawer, No. 135 Cheapside, London … [graphic] / Whitchurch sculp., Bartholomew Lane.
  • Published[London : R. Knight, circa 179-?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 790 W581

Acquired January 2014

Cribb, glass and picture frame maker

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  • AuthorCribb, Robert, -1827.
  • TitleCribb, glass and picture frame maker, carver gilder & printseller [graphic] : no. 288 near Great Turnstile Holborn, old frames new gilt, & glasses new silvered. Pictures cleaned, lined, and repaired / Neele sculpt. 352 Strand.
  • Published: [London : Robert Cribb, not after 1815]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 815 C928

Acquired January 2014

Gentlemen & ladies pictures drawn at their houses in crayons

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An engraved advertisement for artist Squire Morley’s services, decorated with a border in the Late Baroque style with two putti on either side, one holding a portrait, the other sketching, grand staircases and eagle holding the scroll on which the text is engraved.

  • TitleGentlemen & ladies pictures drawn at their houses in crayons, and deliver’d in a handsome frame & glass at half a guinea, by Squire Morley near [the] Brew-Houae in Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London.
  • Published: [London : Squire Morley, ca. 1770]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 770 G338

Acquired July 2013

Thomas Bakewell, next door to the Horn-Tavern…

Thomas Bakewell

First trade card of Thomas Bakewell.

  • Author: Bakewell, Thomas, fl. 1729-1749
  • Title: Thomas Bakewell, next door to the Horn-Tavern in Fleet-Street, London [graphic] : selleth all sorts of fine French, Italian, and Dutch prints & maps, large & small Indian pictures, oyl-paintings for chimney-pieces, and glass paintings …
  • Published: [London : s.n., ca. 1740]

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Acquired June 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Bolton engraver and printer, No. 5 Cary Lane …

Bolton engraver and printer, No. 5 Cary Lane

Engraved trade card depicting Mercury and other allegorical figures, possibly advertising the work of James Bolton who traded in the City of London between 1779 and 1792.

  • Title: Bolton engraver and printer, No. 5 Cary Lane, near Goldsmith’s-Hall, seals beatly engrav’d arms painted on vellum.
  • Published: [London : s.n., between 1779 and 1792]

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

P. Brown, printseller, No. 4 Crown-Street near Moor-Street, Soho.

P. Brown Printseller

Trade card of P. Brown, printseller, who was active from 1790 to 1809. In 1802 he added the activity of printer. Engraved around the perimeter of the oval: “Dealer in prints and drawings, ancient and modern. N.B. The full value given for any collection of prints, drawings, copper plates, etc.”

  • Title: P. Brown, printseller, No. 4 Crown-Street near Moor-Street, Soho.
  • [London? : s.n., between 1790 and 1801].

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Acquired May, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.