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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)
    Hampstead (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1943 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Percy John Delf Smith, born 1882 - died 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving, dark red print medium

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. Marion Delf Smith widow of the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 191

Physical description

Wood-engraving, printed in dark red.

Place of Origin

London (made)
Hampstead (made)


ca.1943 (made)


Percy John Delf Smith, born 1882 - died 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving, dark red print medium


Height: 28 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

The artist and his wife wearing gas-masks, with a cat in the foreground and a barrage balloon in the background. Christmas 1943. One of a set of eight festive cards sent by Percy John Delf Smith, R.D.I. (1882-1948), and his wife, at various dates between 1930 and 1947. Wood-engraving, ca.1943.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.



Subjects depicted

Figures; Gas masks; Greetings cards; Cats; Barrage balloons; Christmas cards




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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