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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sir Peter Blake, born 1932 (artist)
    Momart Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour photo-offset lithography on paper card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Momart

  • Museum number:

    E.908-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 212

Pop Artist Peter Blake (born 1932) is famous for his use of appropriated imagery. In this greeting commissioned and issued by Momart during the 1995 Chirstmas season, Blake uses an assortment of Victorian and early-twentieth century ephemera as source material. He reassembles the pictures to create an image that references practially the whole range of visual material used on Christmas cards.

Physical description

Assemblage of images taken from traditional Victorian Christmas cards including a selection of toys, a crepe paper ornamental bells, a decorated pine tree, Father Christmas bearing a satchel of gifts, a dog, and a gathering of children. These are clustered together in the style of photomontage. Unlike the stylised images, the background is a sparse backdrop of red and grey.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1995 (made)

Artist/maker

Sir Peter Blake, born 1932 (artist)
Momart Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour photo-offset lithography on paper card

Marks and inscriptions

1995 Christmas card for MOMART PLC by Peter Blake CBE, RA, RDI, ARCA
printed across the lower margin on the left side of the opened card

Seasons Greetigns 1995/ from all at/ MOMART PLC/ Peter Blake
printed in the centre of the card, artist's name signed in ink

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm, Width: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Christmas card by Peter Blake for Momart, 1995.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Colour photo-offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Stuffed toys; Dog; Trees; Children; Toys; Drum; Bells

Categories

Prints; Artists' multiples; Christmas

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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