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trade-card / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    D,2.1636

  • Description

    Trade card of Negri & Wetten, confectioners, at the Pineapple, Berkeley Square; a decorative framework with his shop sign, the Pineapple, at the top, a panel of lettering in the centre and rococo chinoiserie architecture and flower designs to the sides; at the bottom a large fountain pouring into an ornamental pond with geese and ducks. c.1799
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1750-1765
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 173 millimetres
    • Width: 210 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in the central panel: "Negri & Wetten, Confectioners/at the PineApple in Berkley Square, London." followed by list of produce, beginning "Makes & sells all sorts of English, French, & Italian wet & dry'd sweet meats..."; at the foot of the sheet, "Babel Invent. et Delineavit/J. Fougeron sculp.".
        Sarah Banks's old mount was annotated "1799".
  • Curator's comments

    The card was in use for a long period. In the mid 1760s Negri added a line to his trade card saying that he was "Confectioner to ... the Duke of York" (see Heal 48,44), this line has been removed in this card and the top line re-engraved.
    For other versions, see Heal 48.43.

  • Location

    Not on display (Trade cards Banks 48.47)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1818

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    D,2.1636

Trade card of Negri & Wetten, confectioners, at the Pineapple, Berkeley Square; a decorative framework with his shop sign, the Pineapple, at the top, a panel of lettering in the centre and rococo chinoiserie architecture and flower designs to the sides; at the bottom a large fountain pouring into an ornamental pond with geese and ducks. c.1799  Etching and engraving

Trade card of Negri & Wetten, confectioners, at the Pineapple, Berkeley Square; a decorative framework with his shop sign, the Pineapple, at the top, a panel of lettering in the centre and rococo chinoiserie architecture and flower designs to the sides; at the bottom a large fountain pouring into an ornamental pond with geese and ducks. c.1799 Etching and engraving

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