Opera House, Thursday, March 10th. 1803.
Stipple and etching, ticket/advertisement for a fund-raising musical entertainment. Plate 185 x 145mm. 7¼ x 5¾". Lower right corner chipped with small repair with conservation tissue.
Apollo with his lyre standing on clouds, to his right a female figure with dove perched on her head and holding horn of plenty and pair of compasses; another female figure sits to left. In the background a pelican feeds its chicks. A violin and musical instruments below are draped with a banner inscribed 'New Musical Fund'. By French engraver Louis Legoux (1789 - 1804; active).
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