- Museum number
Tickets to the theatre. Text within  indicates hand-written notes.
C,2.1581: Benefit ticket, "Theatre Royal Drury Lane"; a draped woman holding mask and bust medallion stands next to seated putto, holding plaque lettered "For the Benefit of Mrs Colles May 19: 1779"; in oval of laurel. "W. Darling ft Newport St".
C,2.1582: Benefit ticket, a weeping woman in drapery with one bare breast leans on a pedestal topped with urn, lettered "For the Benefit of Mr Fawcett"; in oval, at bottom centre "Box".
C,2.1583: Benefit ticket, at top "Man of the World", and around mask of a laughing man "For the Benefit of Mr Fawcett, Theatre, Covt. Garden, Tuesday, may 16 1797", and at bottom centre "Box". Signed by Fawcett.
C,2.1584: Ticket, "Messrs Durravians & Co House Ticket", in cartouche with olive branches, bust of Shakespeare, and dramatic ornaments. Dated by Banks 1784.
C,2.1585: Benefit ticket, "Mr Lewis's Night", decorated with four putti holding a mask, a dagger and glass, a trumpet, and a feather, two supporting a bust of Shakespeare in the clouds. Printed in red ink. Dated by Banks 1780
C,2.1586: Benefit ticket, "For the Benefit of Mr Rooker, Drury Lane May 5th", in Rococo cartouche decorated with garlands.
C,2.1587: Benefit ticket, "For the Benefit of Mr Dignum. On Tuesday, May 17th 1791. A Favorite Opera, with entertainments", in oval of laurel with urn at top, and on banner "Theatre Royal Drury Lane". Stamped "Box".
C,2.1588: Ticket, "R. Thomas's Night. Box / Theatre / Brighthelmston"; lettering on an empty theatre interior, with stage and boxes. Dated by Banks 1790
C,2.1589: Benefit ticket, "Wilson's Night", in oval, around which "With Mirth & laughter let old wrinkles come. Shakr.", supported by two men in costume, surrounded by dramatic ornaments, and lettered within image "He that rewards me, Heaven reward him / Shakr", and "The best actors in the world either for Tragedy or Comedy &c. Pol.", "Terry sculp Pator nastor Row". Printed in red ink.
C,2.1590: Ticket, "By permission of the Lord Chamberlain, Theatre Royal, Hay-Market, Box", with two caricature characters of a man in uniform holding up tankard, and a man in night dress. Hand-coloured. Dated by Banks 1785, and labelled "[Delpine]".
C,2.1591: Ticket, the same as C,2.1587, for a play at the King's Theatre Haymarket.
C,2.1592: Benefit ticket, "For the benefit of Mr Wood, Box-keeper at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. Thurday, May 25th 1780. Every Man in his Humour, with a farce & entertainment", in cartouche with dramatic ornaments, and garlands.
C,2.1593: Benefit ticket, "Mr Edwins Night"; a man in character, standing in pose, holding gloves, his right hand on hip, and below a mask, banner, and "I hope all my friends will drop / these Guinea into my Ramskin Budget / Farmer Loft Scene".
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Height: 62 millimetres
Height: 99 millimetres
Width: 126 millimetres (largest)
Width: 95 millimetres (smallest)
- Curator's comments
- On the original mount, labelled by Banks "Plays".
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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