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Christmas card - A merry christmas

A merry christmas

  • Object:

    Christmas card

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, Uk (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860-ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph, paper-lace, fabric appliqué, etc.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case B2, shelf EDUC, box 3

Physical description

Christmas card with a colour illustration of a Christmas tree and the heads of two children at either side of the base. In the background is a winter landscape. The illustration is mounted on paper lace.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, Uk (made)


ca. 1860-ca. 1880 (made)


unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph, paper-lace, fabric appliqué, etc.

Marks and inscriptions

'A merry christmas'

Descriptive line

Christmas card with a Christmas tree motif, colour lithograph and paper lace, English, ca. 1860-ca. 1880.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"ANONYMOUS : Cards : Greeting
Christmas and New Year cards (158). English, c.1860-c.1880.
Colour lithographs, paper-lace, fabric appliqué etc.
Various sizes

E.1920-1929, 1931-1941, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1952-1968, 1970-1975, 1977-1982, 1984-1992, 1994-2031, 2033-2039, 2060, 2062-2065, 2270, 2276, 2346-2386, 2421, 2422, 2664-1953
Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little"


Paper; Printing ink; Card



Subjects depicted

Tree; Snow; Robin


Christmas; Greeting cards; Ephemera

Collection code


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