Admission Ticket for Fonthill Abbey

Thomas Stedman Whitwell British
Engraver Thomas Higham British

Not on view

This print contains a small almond-shaped vignette with a view of the tower of Fonthill Abbey, a Gothic-Revival house built for William Beckford in Wiltshire. The print was made to function as an admission ticket for the abbey for visitors who came to see its contents before it was auctioned off in 1823. Presumably at least several hundred were printed, but very few survive due to their ephemeral nature. A second version of this ticket also exists, suggesting that visitor numbers succeeded expectations.

Admission Ticket for Fonthill Abbey, Thomas Stedman Whitwell (British, Coventry 1784–1840 London (?)), Engraving

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