1799. (PRINTED TICKET-NEW MUSICAL FUND) THORNTHWAITE, John, engraver, and Julius Caesar Ibbetson, delineator. Large Ticket for New Musical Fund. (London: 1799). Printed engraved card (10 X 5 1/2 inches). Rare item. A fine large engraved ticket for the charity concert to benefit "decayed musicians," a fund established April 16, 1786 to aid elderly and infirm musicians and their dependents. This ticket advertises an event at Kings Theatre, Thursday Feby 7th 1799. The oval illustration shows the figure of Apollo standing on a cloud before an organ, harp in hand, pouring out a sack of coins into the apron of a woman with two children clutching her garment, who stands in front a several elderly musicians, with caption at top reading: "He delivered the Poor that cried." The surrounding decorations incorporate musical motifs and a drape. The draughtsman was Julius Caesar Ibbetson, a British portrait painter and draughteman,and printmaker, and the engraver, John Thornthwaite, was also a British portrait painter and printmaker. Removed from an album, the blank corners are clipped, and there is some foxing. Printed in blue ink. (Inventory #: 39721)
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