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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Davies, John, born 1946 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    c-type print mounted on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mark Haworth-Booth

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 221

Many artists, designers, photographers and other creative workers make their own Christmas cards for private use in which their investigations of self, identity and the sense of place may be seen in concentrated form. British photographer John Davies's rural and urban landscapes, in the precise style of documentary photography, capture the opposing elements of nature and culture where they converge. he has said: "I am documenting the major post industrial cities of Britain and making images of the central urban environments, especially areas which attract people. My aim is to produce a coherent set of images which reflect the positive achievements and realities within our continually changing urban space. I wish to remain objective in this documentary work but a theme that has become increasingly important to me is to question as well as celebrate our collective responsibility in shaping the environments in which we live."

Physical description

Sheet of paper folded into 4 quarters to make card with photograph mounted front

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1990 (made)


Davies, John, born 1946 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

c-type print mounted on paper

Marks and inscriptions

* SEASONAL GREETINGS * / JOHN, SALLY and ALIX MEDLYN DAVIES are planning to move to CARDIFF in the NEW YEAR / NEW ADDRESS TO FOLLOW / 'PHASE II' exhibition opening on 28 March 1991, at the Photographers' Gallery, London
Lettered in black, within the photograph around the edges of the image

Inside, hand-written in silver ink


Height: 8.1 cm photograph, Width: 12.3 cm photograph, Height: 10.4 cm card (closed), Width: 13.6 cm card, Height: 20.9 cm card (open), Width: 27.1 cm card (fully unfolded)

Descriptive line

Christmas card by John Davies

Production Note

Reason For Production: Private

Subjects depicted

Construction; Skylines


Photographs; Christmas; Greeting cards

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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