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Printing block
  • Printing block
    May, Philip William, born 1864 - died 1903
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Printing block

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1898 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    May, Philip William, born 1864 - died 1903 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case 19, shelf DR 14

Physical description

A girl out walking with her dog in the snow. She is wearing a fur-lined hat, cloak and muff. She is being distracted by a boy wearing a woolly hat decorated with holly and hiding mistletoe behind his back. In the background to the left is a landscape of trees.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)


ca. 1898 (printed)


May, Philip William, born 1864 - died 1903 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Mr & Mrs J. Y. W. MacAlister / Wish You / A Happy New Year"
Greeting at top of card, right, reversed

'20 Hanover Square W"
Address, presumably of those sending the card (Mr and Mrs MacAlister). At bottom of card beneath image, reversed

Phil May. [in square]
Artist's Monogram, lower right of card, reversed


Height: 12.2 cm, Width: 9 cm, Depth: 2.5 cm

Descriptive line

Lineblock. Philip William May. New Year Card, ca. 1898.

Labels and date

Line blocks and half-tone plates are mounted on wood in order to make them the same height as the type.

Printmaking Techniques Gallery, Henry Cole Wing [1983]


Metal; Wood



Subjects depicted

Holly; Snow; Girls; Mistletoe; Boys; Figures; Muffs; Hats; Landscapes; Dogs


Prints; Greeting cards; Christmas; Printmaking techniques

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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