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Christmas card - A merry christmas

A merry christmas

  • Object:

    Christmas card

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (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 D, case REMINISCENCE, shelf XMAS, box 2

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

Britain (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


Printing ink; Paper; Card



Subjects depicted

Tree; Snow; Robin


Christmas; Greeting cards; Ephemera


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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