Proof for a Raffle Ticket


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[002945] [Proof for a Raffle Ticket]. Ticket for Mr. George Hayter’s Raffle for His Pictures of the Enlevement of Circassians, a Kurdish Bandit Chief and an Historical Landscape. ill. Hayter, George. Paris: No Publisher, 1828. First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Ticket. Good. Proof for a raffle ticket on india paper, approximately 255mm x 275mm in size, laid loosely inside the plate mark of a larger piece of card (approximately 285mm x 370mm in size).

Small scrape and tiny hole towards the title underneath the image, otherwise quite bright and clean. Card browned to reverse.

This was the last print by Hayter used for a public purpose, and was based on part of his picture The Enlevement of Circassians, which was painted for Lord Carysford, who died before paying for it. It was this, and two other pictures, which were raffled in Paris in 1828. The Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art has one of the raffle tickets.

See Alexander, George Hayter (1792-1871): A Print-Maker of the 1820’s, in Print Quarterly, Vol.2, No.3, (Sept. 1985), pp.218-229.

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