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Admission Ticket - Handel Commemoration Concert
  • Handel Commemoration Concert
    Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845
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Handel Commemoration Concert

  • Object:

    Admission Ticket

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1784 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)
    Haward, Francis, born 1759 - died 1797 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple engraving

  • Museum number:

    21030:5

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Subscriber's ticket for a Handel Commemoration Concert of Messiah on 29th May 1784. For the 'West-Door'. A central ovoid design, featuring a woman and cherub next to Handel's tomb, framed with foliage and a banner. Etching and stipple engraving.
This ticket relates to the design E.1228-1948 in respect of the principal figure at the tomb but there are many differences.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1784 (printed)

Artist/maker

Smirke, Robert, born 1752 - died 1845 (artist)
Haward, Francis, born 1759 - died 1797 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple engraving

Marks and inscriptions

THE DEAD SHALL LIVE
Top left in ribbon

THE LIVING DIE
Top right in ribbon

F. Haward, Sculpt. R.A,
Lower right oval border

R: SMIRK, pinxt.
Lower left oval border

HANDAL
Within oval

May 29 MESSIAH 1784
In ribbon below

Publish'd 29th. May 1784.
Across bottom

SUBSCRIBERS TICKET, West-Door.
Across bottom below platemark

WEST/MINSTER ABBEY
Red stamp lower right

Dimensions

Height: 24.9 cm platemark, Width: 18.6 cm platemark, Height: 18.5 cm image max, Width: 14.5 cm image max, Height: 29.2 cm sheet, Width: 25.4 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Subscriber's ticket for a Handel Commemoration Concert of Messiah on 29th May 1784. A central ovoid design, featuring a woman and cherub next to Handel's tomb, framed with foliage and a banner. Etching and stipple engraving. Designed by Robert Smirke. Engraved by Francis Haward. 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.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process); Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Woman; Cherub; Tomb

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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