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Handel Commemoration Concert

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1784 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line and wash drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by H. H. Harrod.

  • Museum number:

    E.1228-1948

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 204

Physical description

Subscription ticket design for a Handel Commemoration Concert, Westminster Abbey. The design showing a woman and a cherub playing a horn either side of a bust of Handel. Line and wash drawing. Signed R.S. ie: Robert Smirke. Probably a preparatory drawing for 21030.5. shown below.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1784 (made)

Artist/maker

Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Line and wash drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Signed R.S.

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm cut to, Width: 13.8 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Subscription ticket design for a Handel Commemoration Concert at Westminster Abbey. The design showing a woman and a cherub playing a horn either side of a bust of Handel. Line and wash drawing. Signed. By Robert Smirke. England. 1784.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, and Department of Paintings, Accessions: 1948, Volume II, Henry Herbert Harrod Bequest, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1957

Production Note

Signed R.S. ie: Robert Smirke. Probably a preparatory drawing for 21030:5.

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Music; Ticket; Horn; Woman; Bust; Cherub

Categories

Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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