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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
    Title: Collection of engraved concert and benefit tickets
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.1995.006
    Physical Description: 3 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1780-1815, undated
    Abstract: This collection contains 18th and 19th century engraved tickets from the concerts, benefits and other events in London. Multiple artists are represented, but many include work by Francesco Bartolozzi.
    Physical Location: Clark Library

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains engraved tickets created from the mid-18th to early-19th century for a variety of music, dance, and social events in London and elsewhere in Britain. Many of the engravings were done by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), an Italian engraver active in London primarily in the 18th century. The bulk of Bartolozzi's engravings in this collection are of artwork by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), another 18th century Italian artisti. The tickets are for various events including concerts, benefits, lectures, and dinner parties.


    Purchased at Sotheby's, 4 May 1995 (lots 315, 316, 317, 330, 331). The originating lot number is included below for each item in the collection.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Admission tickets