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Trade card

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1st half 19th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving and etching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Aubrey J. Toppin, CVO

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case G, shelf 66

Physical description

Trade card of M. Hicks, teal dealer and grocer. Illustrated with a scene of an oriental port with the lettering printed beneath.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1st half 19th Century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Engraving and etching

Marks and inscriptions

'M. Hicks, Tea Dealer & Grocer, 14, Lower Road, Islington / Foreign fruits, spices &c. / opposite the Thatched House.'
Lettered within the design


Height: 6.2 cm cut to, Width: 9.2 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Trade card of the tea dealer and grocer, M. Hicks; illustrated with the scene of an oriental port. Engraving and etching, first half of 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.


Printing ink


Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Trade; Boat; Port; Men; Tea; Column; Chest


Prints; Trade cards; Advertising; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Black History; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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