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Israel in Egypt

  • Object:

    Admission Ticket

  • Place of origin:

    England, Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1857 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyatt, Matthew Digby, born 1820 - died 1877 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography and letterpress

  • Museum number:

    21032:17

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box BII

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Physical description

An unused one guinea, north stall, ticket for admission to Israel in Egypt at the Crystal Palace Grand Handel Festival, 17th June 1857. Text information presented within in a decorative general-purpose Passe-partout frames by Wyatt, printed in brown with gold and blue colouring, featuring; foliage, musical instruments, personifications of Harmony and Melody and a portrait of Handel. Further information is given on the verso of the ticket.

Place of Origin

England, Great Britain (printed)

Date

1857 (printed)

Artist/maker

Wyatt, Matthew Digby, born 1820 - died 1877 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography and letterpress

Dimensions

Height: 10.6 cm Average size of a group of similar objects, 21032.12 to 21032.17., Width: 17.9 cm Average size of a group of similar objects, 21032.12 to 21032.17.

Descriptive line

An unused one guinea, north stall, ticket for admission to Israel in Egypt at the Crystal Palace Grand Handel Festival, 19th June 1857. Colour lithography and letterpress. Designed and made by Matthew Digby Wyatt. England. 1857.

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.
The full text of the entry is as follows:

'PLATE 2.4 : Nineteenth-century admission tickets.
The New Musical Fund. Great Room King's Theatre. Ex: N. Schiavonetti Junior (1771-1813). Stipple engraving. 1808. 23.2 x 19.2 28689.J. Crystal Palace Grand Handel Festival, 1857. One guinea tickets Messiah/Judas Maccabaeus/Israel in Egypt. Des: M. Digby Wyatt. Colour lithography and letterpress. Each c.10.6 x 17.9. 21032.12 to 21032.17. Crystal Palace Grand Handel Festival, 1857. Judas Maccabaeus, half-Guinea ticket. Des: anon. Letterpress 8.9 x 12.5. 21032.28. Birmingham Musical Festival. Messiah, Creation and Selection. Des: anon. Etching and stipple engraving. c.1823. 7.5 a 11.1. 28689.D, 28689 A. Crystal Palace Triennial Handel Festival, 1862. Selection. Two-guinea ticket. Des: anon. Lithography and letterpress. 10.6 x 13.9. 24476.7. The general-purpose Passe-partout frames of Wyatt carry musical personifications, instrumental trophies and a portrait of Handel. On the reverse is printed: ‘price exclusive of railway fare. Correct editions of the book of words and of the music as performed are to be obtained in the Palace only on the day of performance.’ The reverse of the 1862 ticket states that ticket holders who register their names will receive directions, police regulations in respect of carriages and particulars of the issue of the official book of words.’

Associated names

George Frideric Handel

Techniques

Colour lithography; Letterpress

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Music; Musical instruments; Crystal Palace; Borders (ornament areas); Handel, George Frideric; Composer; Ticket

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Printed pages & sheets; Ephemera

Collection code

PDP

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