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Tickets for the Ball

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bassaget, Pierre-Numa

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Chalk, sanguine and watercolour, highlighted with white

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 257

Physical description

Two grisettes in an attic room, one sewing interrupted by the other with tickets for a ball. Through a door in the background are two men. A sprig of holly behind a mirror in the background shows it is Christmas.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1848 (made)


Bassaget, Pierre-Numa

Materials and Techniques

Chalk, sanguine and watercolour, highlighted with white

Marks and inscriptions

Signed by artist, bottom left corner


Height: 265 mm, Width: 210 mm

Descriptive line

Pierre-Numa Bassaget. Tickets for the Ball, French School, c.1848

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.


Coloured chalk; Sanguine; Watercolour; Kaolinite




Drawings; Fashion plates; Women's clothes; Hair and hairstyles; Fashion; Interiors; Class; Christmas


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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