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trade-card / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    D,2.3396

  • Description

    Trade card for Dorothy Mercier, Printseller and Stationer; view of interior of printshop, with the proprietress and customers, in a rococo frame, with engraved lettering below.
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1745-1770
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 107 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 147 millimetres
    • Height: 253 millimetres (plate mark)
    • Width: 149 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with Mercier's address, "at the Golden Ball, Windmill Street, facing Silver Street, Golden Square, London" and goods for sale including prints, her own watercolours, fans, stationery, and artists' materials.
  • Curator's comments

    The impression in the John Johnson collection (Douce 139(805) is annotated with the information that it was etched by Chatelain after a design by Gravelot, which is entirely plausible (see Julie Anne Lambert, 'A nation of shopkeepers', Bodleian Library, 2001, cat.136).

  • Location

    Not on display (Trade cards Banks 100.69)

  • Exhibition history

    2003 May-Nov, BM, London 1753, no.3.66

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1818

  • Acquisition notes

    The trade-card would have been acquired by Sarah Banks in 1791 (ms. date, top right)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    D,2.3396

Trade card for Dorothy Mercier, Printseller and Stationer; view of interior of printshop, with the proprietress and customers, in a rococo frame, with engraved lettering below.  Etching

Recto

Trade card for Dorothy Mercier, Printseller and Stationer; view of interior of printshop, with the proprietress and customers, in a rococo frame, with engraved lettering below. Etching

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