London, South Kensington
26 June 2007
AN ENGLISH PAINTED WOOD INN SIGN
Depicting a serving man dropping a pottery jug of ale, figures in a room behind him, a sign reading 'GENUINE BEER SOLD HERE NO TRUST', oil on panel in painted oak carved frame
38in. (96.5cm.) square overall
Whitbread & Co. Ltd. Archives Sale, Phillips of Knowle, November 2001.
Sam Whitbread started his brewing business in 1742 moving to Chiswell Street in 1750. In 1985 The board of Whitbread assembled an archive and retrieved records and brewing memorabila from their many premises around the country to sort and collate. The collection was either sold or donated to records offices and museums in 2001.
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