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Christmas card

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1960-1970 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hartnell, Norman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mixed media collage on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr David Williams

  • Museum number:

    E.446-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Christmas card is one of a group made by Queen Elizabeth II's couturier Norman Hartnell and sent to Bob, a friend of the donor, over a period of twenty years. Richly beaded and jewelled, the cards reflect the elaborate ornamentation that was a feature of Hartnell's dress designs.

Physical description

Rectangular folder card (portrait format). Mixed media collage on the front of the card with a flower design against a pale green background.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1960-1970 (made)

Artist/maker

Hartnell, Norman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Mixed media collage on card

Marks and inscriptions

JOLLY GOOD WISHES / for a / JOLLY CHRISTMAS / and a / JOLLY NEW YEAR / from
Lettered in dark blue inside the card

To Bob / Norman.
Handwritten in black ink inside the card

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Width: 12.9 cm closed, Width: 25.6 cm open

Descriptive line

Christmas card by Norman Hartnell

Materials

Card; Beads; Sequins; Cloth

Techniques

Collage; Embroidery; Beading

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Greeting cards; Christmas; Embroidery; Fashion; Collages

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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