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Quite Too-Too

  • Object:

    Satirical Christmas card

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Albert Ludovici II, born 1852 - died 1932 (artist)
    Hildesheimer & Faulkner (printer and publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph on card

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Satirical card showing an aesthete in artistic dress. A man in a brown velvet coat striking an attitude while admiring a large sunflower. Blue and white china plates mounted on the wall behind him.

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)


1881 (made)


Albert Ludovici II, born 1852 - died 1932 (artist)
Hildesheimer & Faulkner (printer and publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph on card

Marks and inscriptions

With yearnings for your intense joy


Height: 12.5 cm unframed, Width: 8.5 cm

Object history note

Designed by Albert Ludovici, II (born in Prague, 1852, died in 1932); printed and published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, London

Descriptive line

Albert Ludovici. An aesthetic man admiring a sunflower. One of four cards from the "Quite too-too!" set, published by Hildesheimer & Faulkner, London, 1881.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Lithographic ink


Colour lithography

Subjects depicted



Greeting cards; Satire; Caricatures & Cartoons; Christmas; Prints; Gender and Sexuality; Men's clothes; Interiors; Furniture; Porcelain


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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