H is for Hairdresser
By TERRY, Garnett, 1770
Boggis and Clark Hair Dressers
- Author: TERRY, Garnett
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: No. 16, Ivey Lane, Newgate Street, London.
- Publication date: c1770-1796
- Physical description: Engraved trade card.
- Dimensions: 120 by 80mm. (4.75 by 3.25 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17931
In addition to a list of goods and services available from Boggis and Clark, namely “wigs”, “toupees”, “perfumery”, “braids” and “cushion’s” “wholesale & retail”, the card is illustrated with an image of a bow-bearing putti appearing to attempt to steal a lock of hair from the head of a bare-breasted woman. At her feel are a comb, pair of scissors and containers labelled “Clark” and “Boggis”.
Engraved by Garnett Terry (1746–1817), who operated from various premises there from 1770–1796. Described as a printmaker, map-engraver, banknote engraver, printer, jeweller and bookseller. He was apprenticed to William Weaver of the Tinplate Workers Company in 1761. He engraved seven maps for ‘Taylor & Skinner’s survey and maps of the roads of North Britain or Scotland’ (1776); and also for them ‘A map of the county of Louth’ on four sheets (1778), the general map and most of the maps for ‘Taylor and Skinner’s maps of the roads of Ireland …’ (1778); Richard Cowl’s, ‘… this plan of the borough of Plymouth …’ (1779); and for Paul Rapin de Thoyras ‘The history of England’ (1784–1789).
Terry testified as an expert witness in several Old Bailey trials for forgery, stating that he is “the engraver employed by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, I engrave the plates for the one and two pound notes”. “At his own expense he built a nonconformist meeting- place in Curtain Road, Shoreditch, where he preached for many years and to which he bequeathed over £6,000” (BM).
The Heal collection holds a number of trade cards for Terry.
- BM Heal 71.2.