One of a series of dies designed for Vauxhall Gardens by William Hogarth. The Gardens were first opened in 1661. However the gardens proper were the enterprise of J. Tyers, proprietor between 1728 and 1768. Silver season tickets cost between one and two guineas whilst general admission was one shilling. Wroth writes that several season tickets were designed for Tyers by Hogarth. He presented Hogarth, as a return for his services, with a gold ticket inscribed “in perpetuam beneficii memoriam”.
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