A is for Appraiser

By LEGG, Robert; DARLY, Robert (engraver), 1780 
£2,000
£1,600

Robert Legg Upholder, Appraiser & Undertaker … Son of the late Rob.t Legg opposite Bloomsbury Market.

Ephemera
  • Author: LEGG, Robert; DARLY, Robert (engraver)
  • Publication place: [London]
  • Publisher: at the Sign of ye Leg near Southampton Street in Holborn
  • Publication date: from 1780
  • Physical description: Engraved trade card.
  • Dimensions: 155 by 205mm. (6 by 8 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17980

Notes

Robert Legg, the elder, had founded the family undertaking business with his wife, Elizabeth, which flourished from 1707–1738, after which it was inherited by his son, Robert Legg, the younger.

This later Legg’s elaborate trade card, featuring exotic Chinoiserie motifs, was engraved by Matthias Darly of Chandois Street, son of well-known engraver of satirical prints, Matthias/​Matthew Darly (c1720-1775), who had worked with Chippendale during the 1750s. 

Bibliography

  1. BM Heal 125.62

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