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Greetings card
  • Greetings card
    Horsley, John Callcott, born 1817 - died 1903
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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (published)

  • Date:

    1843 (designed)
    ca. 1945 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Horsley, John Callcott, born 1817 - died 1903 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour process engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:

    E.1993-1953

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Reproduction of a Christmas card.

Place of Origin

London, England (published)

Date

1843 (designed)
ca. 1945 (published)

Artist/maker

Horsley, John Callcott, born 1817 - died 1903 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour process engraving

Dimensions

Height: 11.43 cm, Width: 14.61 cm

Descriptive line

Reproduction of the Christmas card designed by John Callcott Horsley, sent to Henry Cole, colour process engraving, London, 1843. Recognised as the first Christmas card.

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
The full text of the entry is as follows:

"HORSLEY, John Calcott, R.A. (1817-1903)

Christmas card, design in 1843. Reproduction of the first Christmas card, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., London, c.1945.
Colour process engraving. E.1993-1953

Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little"

Techniques

Colour process engraving

Subjects depicted

Greeting cards

Categories

Christmas; Greeting cards; Prints

Collection code

PDP

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