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Creation

  • Object:

    Admission Ticket

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    c.1823 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple engraving

  • Museum number:

    28689A

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case K, shelf 5, box A

Physical description

Admission ticket for a performance of Creation and a 'Selection' at the Birmingham Musical Festival. The central design showing a woman and a man either side of a stone plinth, that is decorated with a lyre, a wooden club and a snake, topped by a beehive. Etching and stipple engraving.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

c.1823 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple engraving

Marks and inscriptions

BIRMINGHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Arching over image.

CREATION and SELECTION.
Below image.

1049
Handwritten in ink, bottom-left corner.

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm, Width: 11.1 cm

Descriptive line

Admission ticket for a performance of Creation and a 'Selection' at the Birmingham Musical Festival. Etching and stipple engraving. Anonymous. England. c.1823.

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

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process); Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Plinth; Man; Lyre; Club; Beehive; Snake; Woman

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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