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Communion card

  • Place of origin:

    France (published)

  • Date:

    1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    marbled paper, embossed silver-paper lace, hand-coloured lithography, muslin and silk, cotton collage.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:

    E.2317-1953

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Greeting card, purple marbled paper with a young girl in a communion dress holding a rosary, a prayer book, and a candle applied on the top, the figure with hand-coloured lithographed face and hands and dressed in applied white gauze/muslin to create her dress and veil. Set in a silver-paper lace frame with muslin curtains.

Place of Origin

France (published)

Date

1860s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

marbled paper, embossed silver-paper lace, hand-coloured lithography, muslin and silk, cotton collage.

Descriptive line

Unknown. First Communion themed Greeting card. French, 1860s.

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

Materials

Card; Coloured ink; Silver paper; Paper lace; Muslin; Silk

Techniques

Lithography; Engraving; Embossing; Collage; Marbling

Categories

Christianity; Children & Childhood; Children's clothes; Greeting cards; Ephemera; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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