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Print - Admission ticket to Westminster Hall, for the Coronation Banquet of King George IV
  • Admission ticket to Westminster Hall, for the Coronation Banquet of King George IV
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Admission ticket to Westminster Hall, for the Coronation Banquet of King George IV

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (Made)

  • Date:

    1821 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Compound plate printing, with stamped blind border

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Partridge

  • Museum number:

    E.931-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box B (i)

This invitation card was for the banquet in Westminster Hall immediately after the Coronation. Three hundred and twelve male guests sat down to dine, watched by the peeresses in the gallery. Most of the blocks used for printing this card had been used for the invitation to the Coronation in Westminster Abbey. [See E.930-1935.] However, on that card, a different stamped border pattern and slightly differing lettering appear

The `Dobbs’ whose name is stamped in the border was H. Dobbs. His firm (founded in 1803) pioneered the use of decorative blind stamping for decorating invitation cards. Later in the 19th century he used this process to provide ornament for valentine cards and other greeting cards.

Physical description

An elaborate ticket of admission, printed in colours, surrounded by a blind stamped white decorative border

Place of Origin

England (Made)

Date

1821 (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Compound plate printing, with stamped blind border

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with the Royal titles, Hall. and No. and Not Transferable. Dated MDCCCXXI. Border blind stamped Dobbs

Dimensions

Height: 9 1/2 in, Width: 10 3/8 in size of sheet

Descriptive line

Compound plate printing, blind stamped border. Admission ticket to Westminster Hall, for the Coronation Banquet of King George IV, 1821.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1935 London: HMSO, 1935.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Embossing; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Tickets

Categories

Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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