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

[Album of amateur prints by Charlton Wollaston…]

Cover: [Album of amateur prints by Charlton Wollaston...]

Selection: [Album of amateur prints by Charlton Wollaston...]

An album of amateur etchings, mostly by Charlton Wollaston and The Hon. Booth Grey, and a few pen and grey wash landscape sketches and portraits. Many of the etchings are represented by multiple impressions and variant states, and on various paper stocks. Also mounted in the album is a copy of a bust of a man by Miss Clarke, from College-Green Worcester and dated 1789. Some later prints, mounted on 19th century photolithographs. The etchings represent country scenes — thatched cottages, peasants, farms and farm animals, and peasants at work — as well as views of churches, villages, ruins, and landscapes with row boats and skiffs on rivers. Also included are several engravings and prints from published works on various topics including a large engraving of Greek sculptural elements pasted on the inside of the back cover.

  • Title: [Album of amateur prints by Charlton Wollaston, Booth Grey, and others, with some drawings].
  • Executed: [England, between 1754 and 1789?]

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Acquired September, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.