English School, (c.1763) Print / Trade Card – James Spilsbury, Riding Habit and Robe Maker, Tavistock Street, London.

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Advertises: Spilsbury, Riding Habit and Robe Maker to her Majesty. At Pritchard’s Warehouse. Tavistock Street, London; with the arms of Queen Caroline flanked by a lion and a unicorn. Re: BM collection; Heal,40.112

Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper. Attached to a sheet of blue card. This print will be shipped in a clear archival acid-free polyester sleeve.

Provenance: Sir Ambrose Heal (1872-1859). Chairman of Heals furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road. Authority on London shops and trades on which he published many articles and books.

Sheet: 3 11/16 x 2 1/2 in. (9.3 x 6.2 cm.)
Card: 12 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (31.5 x 25.2 cm.)


James Spilsbury (fl.c.1755-1775). Dealer in women’s clothing; his premises in Covent Garden, formerly Pritchard’s, was later taken over by Mr Schroeder. Old Bailey on-line (two cases of theft against Spilsbury, 1755 and 1775).


Unidentified / Unknown Artist