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  • Place of origin:

    California (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour xerox on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mark Haworth-Booth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box D

This Christmas greetings card, a colour xerox of an image by Hockney, was sent to his friends by the artist in 1991. The image of a landscape with great chunks missing from the hills, combined with the caption: Try and have a merry Christmas this year, 1991' is clearly an allusion to the absence of loved ones who have died through having contracted AIDS.

Physical description

A Christmas card depicting an abstracted multi coloured image of a landscape with great chunks missing from the hills. The card is captioned 'TRY AND HAVE / A MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR 1991'.

Place of Origin

California (made)


1991 (made)


Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour xerox on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'love from David and all at 7506'


Height: 21.7 cm sheet, Width: 35.6 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print by David Hockney, Christmas card with the caption 'Try and Have a Merry Christmas This Year 1991', colour xerox, California 1991

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1992





Subjects depicted

Hills; Landscape; AIDS


Christmas; Death; Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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