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The New Musical Fund

  • Object:

    Admission Ticket

  • Place of origin:

    England (etched)

  • Date:

    late eighteenth century (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Julius Caesar Ibbetson, the elder, born 1759 - died 1817 (artist)
    Thornthwaite, J. (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print

  • Museum number:

    21030:11

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Admission ticket for a concert hosted by The New Musical Fund. Etching print. A scene featuring a Saint on a cloud holding a lyre, pouring coins into the outstretched apron of a woman who has two small children standing by her. Behind the woman, a number of musicians are visible each clutching their instruments. The design is presented in an oval frame, topped with a collection of musical instruments including a violin, and resting on an open book of music and what appears to be a cello.

Place of Origin

England (etched)

Date

late eighteenth century (etched)

Artist/maker

Julius Caesar Ibbetson, the elder, born 1759 - died 1817 (artist)
Thornthwaite, J. (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print

Marks and inscriptions

He delivered the Poor that cried.
Lettered in an arc at top of design.

NEW MUSICAL FUND
Lettered along bottom of frame.

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm, Width: 15 cm

Descriptive line

Admission ticket for a concert hosted by The New Musical Fund. Etching print. Designed by J. Ibbetson. Etched by J. Thornthwaite. England. Late eighteenth century.

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.

Production Note

The sheet is credited 'J. Ibbetson del.', this is presumably Julius Ibbetson.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

People; Frame; Cloud; Charity; Lyre; Musicians; Musical instruments; Coins; Children; Saint

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Entertainment & Leisure; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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