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Christmas card - The second Christmas card
  • The second Christmas card
    Egley, William Maw, born 1826 - died 1916
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The second Christmas card

  • Object:

    Christmas card

  • Date:

    1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Egley, William Maw, born 1826 - died 1916 (made)

  • Museum number:

    E.13-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Christmas card depicting a ballroom scene on one side and a Christmas dinner on the other side, separated by a Harlequin and Columbine dancing above a swagged banner reading "MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU". Beneath these are scenes of poor people queueing up for soup and some men walking in cold weather. The image is an etching.

Date

1848 (made)

Artist/maker

Egley, William Maw, born 1826 - died 1916 (made)

Dimensions

Width: 4.75 in, Height: 3.25 in

Descriptive line

Two pencil sketches by William Maw Egley (1826-1916) for 'The second Christmas card', 1848.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.59. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.

Techniques

Etching

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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